Utricularia simmonsii

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Utricularia simmonsii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lentibulariaceae
Genus: Utricularia
Subgenus: Bivalvaria
Section: Minutae
LowrieCowie & Conran
Species: U. simmonsii
Binomial name
Utricularia simmonsii
Lowrie, Cowie & Conran

Utricularia simmonsii is a small annual or perennial terrestrial carnivorous plant that belongs to the genus Utricularia and is the only member of Utricularia sect. Minutae. U. simmonsii is endemic to Australia and is only known from a few locations in the Northern Territory and Queensland. It and the section Minutae were originally published and described by Allen Lowrie, Ian D. Cowie, and John Godfrey Conran in 2008. It was named in honor of Paul Simmons, who discovered the species in Queensland in 2005.[1]

Lowrie et al. placed the section and species in subgenus Utricularia sensu Taylor (1989) or subgenus Bivalvaria sensu Müller & Borsch (2005), though the authors noted that it shares morphologically affinities with sections Enskide and Pleiochasia. A recent molecular phylogenetic study shows that U. simmonsii is allied with section Enskide of subgenus Bivalvaria.[1][2][3][4]

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  1. ^ a b Lowrie, Allen, Cowie, Ian D., Conran, John G. (2008). A new species and section of Utricularia (Lentibulariaceae) from northern Australia. Telopea, 12(1): 31-46.
  2. ^ Müller KF and Borsch T. (2005). Phylogenetics of Utricularia (Lentibulariaceae) and molecular evolution of the trnK intron in a lineage with high substitutional rates. Plant Systematics and Evolution, 250: 39-67. doi:10.1007/s00606-004-0224-1
  3. ^ Reut MS and Jobson RW. (2010). A phylogenetic study of subgenus Polypompholyx: a parallel radiation of Utricularia (Lentibulariaceae) throughout Australasia. Australian Systematic Botany, 23: 152-161. doi:10.1071/SB09054
  4. ^ Taylor, Peter. (1989). The genus Utricularia - a taxonomic monograph. Kew Bulletin Additional Series XIV: London.