Utricularia nephrophylla

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

Utricularia nephrophylla is a small to medium-sized lithophytic carnivorous plant that belongs to the genus Utricularia. U. nephrophylla is endemic to Brazil. It was originally published and described by Ludwig Benjamin in 1847. Its habitat is reported as being wet, mostly vertical rocks in montane forests at altitudes from 600 m (1,969 ft) to 1,200 m (3,937 ft). It flowers year-round.[1]

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