Utricularia sandersonii

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Utricularia sandersonii
Utricularia sandersonii flower.jpg
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. sandersonii
Binomial name
Utricularia sandersonii
  • U. sandersonii var. treubii
    (Kamieński) Kamieński
  • U. treubii Kamieński

Utricularia sandersonii is a small perennial carnivorous plant that belongs to the genus Utricularia. It is endemic to South Africa and is known to grow in northern KwaZulu-Natal to Transkei. U. sandersonii grows as a lithophyte on wet, often vertical rocky surfaces at altitudes from 210 m (689 ft) to 1,200 m (3,937 ft). It was originally described and published by Daniel Oliver in 1865. It is a very distinct species that has entered cultivation and thrives in conditions that are easy to replicate.[1]

Invasive plant[edit]

U. sandersonii is listed on the New Zealand National Pest Plant Accord since it is an invasive species.

See also[edit]


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