Utricularia graminifolia

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Utricularia graminifolia
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lentibulariaceae
Genus: Utricularia
Subgenus: Bivalvaria
Section: Oligocista
Species: U. graminifolia
Binomial name
Utricularia graminifolia

Utricularia graminifolia is a small perennial carnivorous plant that belongs to the genus Utricularia. It is native to Asia, where it can be found in Burma, China, India, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. U. graminifolia grows as a terrestrial or affixed subaquatic plant in wet soils or in marshes, usually at lower altitudes but ascending to 1,500 m (4,921 ft) in Burma. It was originally described and published by Martin Vahl in 1804.[1] It has also recently been grown in planted aquaria.


  • Utricularia acuta Benj.
  • [U. caerulea Oliv.]
  • U. caerulea var. graminifolia (Vahl) P.K.Bhattach.
  • U. conferta Wight
  • U. equiseticaulis Blatt. & McCann
  • U. parviflora Buch.-Ham. ex Sm.
  • U. pedicellata Wight
  • U. purpurascens Graham
  • U. subrecta Lace
  • U. uliginoides Wight
  • [U. uliginosa Wight]
  • Vesiculina graminifolia (Vahl) Raf.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Taylor, Peter. (1989). The genus Utricularia - a taxonomic monograph. Kew Bulletin Additional Series XIV: London.