Utricularia laxa

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Utricularia laxa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lentibulariaceae
Genus: Utricularia
Subgenus: Bivalvaria
Section: Oligocista
Species: U. laxa
Binomial name
Utricularia laxa
A.St.-Hil. & Girard
  • U. colorata Benj.
  • [U. cornuta Benj.]
  • [U. juncea Chodat & Hassler]
  • U. laxa var. guadichaudii A.St.-Hil. & Girard

Utricularia laxa is a small to medium-sized annual carnivorous plant that belongs to the genus Utricularia. It is endemic to South America and is found in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. U. laxa grows as a terrestrial plant in wet grasslands and at the margins of pools, usually at altitudes from near sea level to 1,100 m (3,609 ft). It was originally described and published by Augustin Saint-Hilaire and Frédéric de Girard in 1838.[1]

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