Utricularia pentadactyla

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Utricularia pentadactyla
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lentibulariaceae
Genus: Utricularia
Subgenus: Utricularia subg. Bivalvaria
Section: Utricularia sect. Calpidisca
Species: U. pentadactyla
Binomial name
Utricularia pentadactyla

Utricularia pentadactyla is a small annual carnivorous plant that belongs to the genus Utricularia. It is native to tropical Africa, where it can be found in Angola, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. U. pentadactyla grows as a terrestrial plant in damp, sandy or peaty soils in grasslands or shallow soils over rock at altitudes from 1,500 m (4,921 ft) to 2,100 m (6,890 ft). It was originally described and published by Peter Taylor in 1954, the first Utricularia species described by Taylor.[1]

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