Utricularia simulans

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

Utricularia simulans, the fringed bladderwort,[1] is a small to medium-sized, probably perennial, carnivorous plant that belongs to the genus Utricularia. U. simulans is native to tropical Africa and the Americas. It grows as a terrestrial plant in damp, sandy soils in open savanna at altitudes from near sea level to 1,575 m (5,167 ft). U. simulans was originally described and published by Robert Knud Friedrich Pilger in 1914.[2]


U. simulans covers a vast native range and is an extremely variable species, which accounts for the moderate amount of synonymy.[2]

  • [Aranella fimbriata Barnhart]
  • [Cosmiza longeciliata Small]
  • ?Polypompholyx bicolor Klotzsch
  • P. laciniata Benj.
  • P. laciniata var. rubrocalcarata Griseb.
  • Utricularia congesta Steyerm.
  • U. congesta f. deminutiva Steyerm.
  • [U. fimbriata Leon & Alain]
  • U. laciniata Mart.
  • [U. laciniata Buscal.]
  • U. laciniata var. poeppigiana Buscal.
  • [U. longeciliata Oliv.]
  • U. orinocensis Steyerm.
  • U. surinamensis Buscal.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Utricularia simulans". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 2008-12-28. 
  2. ^ a b Taylor, Peter. (1989). The genus Utricularia - a taxonomic monograph. Kew Bulletin Additional Series XIV: London.

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