Welw. ex Oliv.
Utricularia tortilis is a small to medium-sized annual carnivorous plant that belongs to the genus Utricularia. It is endemic to tropical Africa and can be found in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, the Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, the Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. U. tortilis grows as a terrestrial plant in swamps or marshes in peaty or sandy soils at altitudes from sea level to 1,860 m (6,102 ft). It was originally described by Friedrich Welwitsch but validly published by Daniel Oliver in 1865.
- Taylor, Peter. (1989). The genus Utricularia - a taxonomic monograph. Kew Bulletin Additional Series XIV: London.
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