Utricularia tortilis

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Utricularia tortilis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lentibulariaceae
Genus: Utricularia
Subgenus: Bivalvaria
Section: Oligocista
Species: U. tortilis
Binomial name
Utricularia tortilis
Welw. ex Oliv.
  • [U. caerulea Oliv.]
  • U. falcata R.D.Good
  • U. gyrans Suess.
  • [U. prehensilis var. parviflora De Wild.]
  • [U. spiralis Stapf]
  • U. spiralis var. tortilis
    (Welw. ex Oliv.) P.Taylor
  • U. tortilis var. andongensis Kamieński
  • [U. uliginoides Kamieński]

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.[1]

See also[edit]


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