Utricularia steenisii

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Utricularia steenisii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lentibulariaceae
Genus: Utricularia
Subgenus: Bivalvaria
Section: Phyllaria
Species: U. steenisii
Binomial name
Utricularia steenisii
  • [U. salwinensis P.Taylor]

Utricularia steenisii is a small annual carnivorous plant that belongs to the genus Utricularia. It is endemic to Sumatra and is only known from higher elevations in Aceh. U. steenisii grows as a lithophyte or terrestrial plant among mosses in exposed or shady soils or on rocks at altitudes from 2,500 m (8,202 ft) to 3,200 m (10,499 ft). It was first collected in 1937 by Cornelis Gijsbert Gerrit Jan van Steenis, for whom the species is named. Peter Taylor misidentified a specimen of U. steenisii as U. salwinensis in 1977, but upon viewing further specimens, he realized the nature of this new species and formally described it in 1986.[1]

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