Utricularia letestui

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

Utricularia letestui is a small, probably annual, carnivorous plant that belongs to the genus Utricularia. It is endemic to the Central African Republic and is only known from three collections. U. letestui grows as a terrestrial plant in seasonally flooded grasslands, usually at altitudes around 800 m (2,625 ft). It was originally described and published by Peter Taylor in 1989. It was named in honor of the French collector G. Le Testu.[1]

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

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