Monographs Details: Genlisea repens Benj.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1967. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part VII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 17: 1-439.
Scientific Name:Genlisea repens Benj.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Swampy savannas and rocks by streams and waterfalls up to alt 2100 m, Paraguay, Brazil, Venezuela and British Guiana. VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Alto Paragua, Oerro Guaiquinima, alt 1740m, Cardona 966 (VEN); Chimanta Massif, Central Section, swampy savanna above Summit Camp, alt 1940 m, Steyermark & Wurdack 392 (K, NY); Torono-tepui, upper falls of Cano Mojado, alt 1910-1920 m, Steyermark & Wurdack 978 (NY); Apacara-tepui, alt 2000-2100 m, Steyermark 75773 (F, NY, VEN); Amazonas: Rio Atabapo near the mouth of Rio Atacavi, Foldats 3827 (VEN).


Genlisea pusilla Warm., Vidensk. Meddel. 1874: 11. 1874. Type. Brazil (C).

Genlisea pulchella Tutin, Jour. Bot. 72: 309. 1934. Type. British Guiana, Kaieteur Savanna, Tutin 667 (BM, K).

I have not seen the type of G. repens but the description agrees so well with the type specimens of G. pusilla and G. pulchella and the other material cited that I have no doubt that it is the same. G. repens and G. pygmaea differ by little more than the difference in indumentum (the same may be said of G. guianensis and G. sanariapoana) but no intermediate forms have been seen although they occur together on the Kaieteur savanna.

Distribution:Venezuela South America| Paraguay South America| Brazil South America| Guyana South America|