Utricularia heterosepala

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

Utricularia heterosepala is a small carnivorous plant that belongs to the genus Utricularia.

It is endemic to the Philippines, where it can be found on the islands of Palawan, Luzon, and Sibuyan. U. heterosepala grows as a subaquatic plant in shallow water or creeks, usually at low to medium altitudes.

It was originally described and published by Ludwig Benjamin in 1847. U. heterosepala is distinct from the rest of the members in section Oligocista by apparently always lacking bracteoles.[1]

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