Utricularia malabarica

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Utricularia malabarica
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lentibulariaceae
Genus: Utricularia
Subgenus: Utricularia subg. Bivalvaria
Section: Utricularia sect. Oligocista
Species: U. malabarica
Binomial name
Utricularia malabarica
Janarth. & A.N.Henry

Utricularia malabarica is a small annual carnivorous plant that belongs to the genus Utricularia. It is endemic to southern India and has been collected from the Kasaragod district. U. malabarica grows over wet rocks or lateritic soils in the presence of Eriocaulon species and grasses. It was originally collected by M. K. Janarthanam in 1985 and was formally described by Janarthanam and Ambrose Nathaniel Henry in 1989. It is most closely related to U. lazulina.[1]

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  1. ^ Janarthanam MK and Henry AN. (1989). Utricularia malabarica sp. nov. (Lentibulariaceae): A terrestrial bladderwort from southern India. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, 86(1): 84-85.