Utricularia kumaonensis

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

Utricularia kumaonensis is a small annual carnivorous plant that belongs to the genus Utricularia. It is native to Bhutan, northern Burma, the Yunnan province of China, India, and Nepal. U. kumaonensis grows as a lithophyte, epiphyte, or terrestrial plant on mossy rocks or in bog grasslands at altitudes from 2,250 m (7,382 ft) to 4,200 m (13,780 ft). It was originally described by Daniel Oliver in 1859, although Peter Taylor asserted in his 1989 monograph that Michael Pakenham Edgeworth's 1847 description of Diurospermum album is U. kumaonensis. It is very similar to U. multicaulis.[1]

The Latin specific epithet kumaonensis refers to Kumaon (a former kingdom) in Uttarakhand, India.

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