Utricularia livida

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

Utricularia livida is a small to medium-sized annual or perennial carnivorous plant that belongs to the genus Utricularia. It is native to tropical and southern Africa, where it can be found in Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. It also has a widespread native range in Mexico. U. livida grows as a terrestrial plant in boggy areas or shallow soils over rock at altitudes from near sea level in eastern Africa to 2,830 m (9,285 ft). It typically flowers throughout the year whenever its habitat becomes suitably moist. It was originally described and published by Ernst Heinrich Friedrich Meyer in 1837.[1]

leaves of Utricularia livida


U. livida covers a large native range and is an extremely variable species, which accounts for the high degree of synonymy.[1]

  • Calpidisca denticulata (Benj.) Barnhart
  • Utricularia afromontana R.E.Fr.
  • U. andicola Benj.
  • U. denticulata Benj.
  • U. dregei Kamieński
  • U. dregei var. stricta Kamieński
  • U. eburnea R.E.Fr.
  • U. elevata Kamieński
  • U. elevata var. macowani Kamieński
  • U. engleri Kamieński
  • [U. exilis P.Taylor]
  • U. gentryi Standl.
  • U. humbertiana H.Perrier
  • U. humbertiana var. andringitrensis H.Perrier
  • U. humilis Phillips
  • U. ibarensis Baker
  • [U. kirkii Stapf]
  • U. livida var. engleri (Kamieński) Stapf
  • U. livida var. micrantha Kamieński
  • U. livida var. pauciflora Kamieński
  • U. lobata Fernald
  • U. longecalcarata Benj.
  • U. madagascariensis A.DC.
  • U. mauroyae H.Perrier
  • U. odontosperma Stapf
  • [U. parkeri H.Perrier]
  • [U. prehensilis var. huillensis Kamieński]
  • U. sanguinea Oliv.
  • U. sanguinea var. minor Kamieński
  • U. sematophora Stapf
  • U. sinuata Benj.
  • U. spartea Baker
  • U. spartea var. marojejensis H.Perrier
  • U. spartea var. subspicata H.Perrier
  • U. spartioides Elliot ex H.Perrier
  • U. sprengelii var. humilis Kamieński
  • U. transrugosa Stapf
  • [U. tribracteata Kamieński]

See also[edit]


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

External links[edit]

Media related to Utricularia livida at Wikimedia Commons