Utricularia moniliformis

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

Utricularia moniliformis is a small perennial carnivorous plant that belongs to the genus Utricularia. It is endemic to Sri Lanka. U. moniliformis grows as a lithophyte on wet rocks at altitudes from 750 m (2,461 ft) to 2,300 m (7,546 ft). It was formally described as a species by Peter Taylor in 1986, although it was first recorded as U. orbiculata by George Henry Kendrick Thwaites in 1860 and later by Karl Immanuel Eberhard Goebel in 1890.[1]

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