Utricularia micropetala

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Utricularia micropetala
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lentibulariaceae
Genus: Utricularia
Subgenus: Bivalvaria
Section: Oligocista
Species: U. micropetala
Binomial name
Utricularia micropetala

Utricularia micropetala is a small annual carnivorous plant that belongs to the genus Utricularia. It is endemic to western tropical Africa and is found in the Central African Republic, Guinea, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. U. micropetala grows as a terrestrial plant among wet rocks at altitudes up to 1,500 m (4,921 ft). It was originally described by James Edward Smith in 1819. It can be distinguished from all other species in section Oligocista by the large and inflated spur and very short lower corolla lip.[1]

See also[edit]


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