The Carnivorous Plant FAQ v. 12

Utricularia section Sprucea
Species Range Habit1
U. viscosa Central and South America T/SAA
1T=terrestrial; SAA=subaffixed aquatic.

Q: About Utricularia subgenus Utricularia section Sprucea

A: This section consists of a single species that Taylor obviously was not quite sure what to do with. It has fairly unremarkable flowers, but the leaves, pollen, and traps all suggest inclusion in other sections. Perhaps molecular studies will be able to help.

Utricularia viscosa
This violet flowered species has stolons that stay embedded in the soil, and long filamentary, weakly divided leaves which apparently float in the water column.

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

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Revised: 2018
©Barry Rice, 2018