The Carnivorous Plant FAQ v. 12

Utricularia section Kamienskia
Species Range Habit1
U. mangshanensis China L?
U. peranomala China L?

Q: About Utricularia subgenus Utricularia section Kamienskia

A: After the comfort of section Foliosa, with this section we revisit the lands of oddities. This section consists of two species similar to plants in Oligocista and Phyllaria.

Utricularia mangshanensis
Similar to U. peranomala, but with more pinnately divided leaves, bracts and bracteoles that are not connate, and a white flower with a yellow dot. Unfortunately, this plant's seeds are not known, which is a pity since the seeds of U. peranomala are very odd.

Utricularia peranomala
Known only from the type collection; possibly a lithophytic species. Taylor describes this yellow-flowered species as being bryophilous, from which I infer that the only specimen is probably clogged with moss! Interestingly, this bears strangely banana-shaped seeds.

Page citations: Hu, G-W. et al. 2007; Rice, B.A. 2006a; Taylor, P. 1989; personal observations.

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Revised: 2018
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