Utricularia scandens

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

Utricularia scandens is a small, probably annual carnivorous plant that belongs to the genus Utricularia. It has a wide native distribution that includes Africa (Angola, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe) and Asia (Bangladesh, Burma, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam). U. scandens grows as a terrestrial plant in wet grasslands and bogs at lower altitudes around sea level up to 2,300 m (7,546 ft). It was originally described by Ludwig Benjamin in 1847. There is a significant amount of synonymy established for this species, in part because of its large distribution and variable morphology.[1]


  • Polypompholyx madecassa H.Perrier
  • Utricularia bifida var. wallichiana (WightThwaites
  • U. gibbsiae Stapf
  • U. macrolepis Wight
  • [U. micropetala Hutch. & Dalziel]
  • [U. prehensilis Pellegr.]
  • U. scandens subsp. scandens P.Taylor
  • U. scandens var. scandens P.Taylor
  • U. scandens subsp. schweinfurthii (Baker ex Stapf) P.Taylor
  • U. schweinfurthii Baker ex Stapf
  • U. wallichiana Wight
  • U. wallichii Wight
  • U. volubilis Wight

See also[edit]


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