The Carnivorous Plant FAQ v. 12

Homophyllous Mexican and Central American Pinguicula
Subgen. Temnoceras sect. Temnoceras
P. clivorum: CHI; GT
P. crenatiloba: OAX; GT, HO, ES, PA
P. emarginata: VER, PUE
P. lilacina: many MX states; BZ, GT
(P. sharpii: CHI)
P. takakii: SLP
ES=El Salvador
OAX=Oaxaca, MX
SLP=San Luis Potosí, MX
CHI=Chiapas, MX
PUE=Puebla, MX
VER=Veracruz, MX

Q: Homophyllous species of Mexico and Central America

A: The species from this region produce leaves that are more or less the same in structure and size, regardless of the season. They are called "homophyllous" species (i.e. "same leaves").

Changes from 2016-2018
Subgenus Isoloba section Isoloba is moved into the already existing subgenus Temnoceras section Temnoceras. Pinguicula sharpii is merged with P. lilacina.

Pinguicula emarginata
Differing from the rounded margins of most Pinguicula flowers, this species has irregularly ragged flower petals.

Pinguicula takakii
This species is retained with a complete description of the plant, although Roccia et al. (2016) forgot to include this species in their table of species counts, on page 65 of their work.

Page citations: Casper, J. 1966; Cieslak, T. et al., 2005; Lampard, S. et al. 2016; Rice, B. 2006a; Roccia, A. et al. 2016; Schlauer, J. 2002; Shimai, H. & Kondo, K. 2007.

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Revised: 2018
©Barry Rice, 2018