Utricularia reniformis

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 Utricularia reniformis subsp. var.  
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Lentibulariaceae > Utricularia reniformis var. ,

Utricularia reniformis is a large perennial carnivorous plant that belongs to the genus Utricularia. U. reniformis is endemic to Brazil. It was originally published and described by Augustin Saint-Hilaire in 1830. It usually grows as a terrestrial plant in wet grasslands and only sometimes as an epiphyte in the water-filled leaf axils of some bromeliad species. It is typically found between altitudes of 750 m ft 0 and 1900 m ft 0 in its southern range and up to 2500 m ft 0 in its northern range. It has been collected in flower between October and March.[1]

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Utricularia reniformis, St. Hil. Brazilian species found in sphagnum bogs, having kidney-shaped lvs. and rose-colored fls. with 2 darker lines on the palate: upper lip truncate, emarginate; lower lip 3-lobed, the lateral lobes broad, the midlobe much shorter and scarcely produced. Brazil.—Once advertised in this country, but probably lost to cult. Very large for the genus, the lvs. 1/2 - 1 ft. long and scapes 1 1/2 - 2 ft. high. CH

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

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