The Carnivorous Plant FAQ v. 12

Q: What is the genus Polypompholyx like?

A: Polypompholyx was once treated as a separate genus, clearly closely related to Utricularia. But in his 1989 monograph, Peter Taylor concluded that Polypompholyx did not merit genus status.

If you think this should be a separate genus, egads are you behind the times! Wake up and smell the roses! These plants have long since been pushed into the genus Utricularia.

To learn more about these species, read up on Utricularia multifida, U. tenella, and U. westonii.

Page citations: Rice, B. 2006a; Slack, A. 1986; Taylor, P. 1989; personal observations.

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Revised: 2018
©Barry Rice, 2018