Monographs Details: Utricularia alpina Jacq.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1967. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part VII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 17: 1-439.
Scientific Name:Utricularia alpina Jacq.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Epiphyte on moss covered trees in forest and woodland or terrestrial in bogs, West Indies, Central America and Venezuela, British Guiana, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, up to alt 3000 m in the Andes of Ecuador and down to sea level in Trinidad. Widespread in the Guayana Highland, usually between alt 800 and 1800 m. The corolla is usually white with yellow marks on the callus of the lower lip but according to Fernandez-Perez it is sometimes violet in Colombia and U endresii from Costa Rica differs from typical U. alpina in no other character.


U. montana Jacq., Sel. Stirp. Am. 7, t.6. 1763. Type. Martinique, no specimen cited.

U. endresii Reichb.f., Gard. Chron. II. 1874 : 582. 1874. Type. Costa Rica, Entires (K).

U. unifolia Ruiz & Pavon, Fl. Per. 1: 20, t.31b. 1797. Type. Peru, no specimen cited.

U. grandiflora Pers., Syn. 1: 18. 1805, nom. illegit. Type as U. alpina.

Type. None cited, but possibly the same as that of U. montana.

Distribution:West Indies| Central America| Venezuela South America| Guyana South America| Colombia South America| Ecuador South America| Peru South America| Bolivia South America| Trinidad and Tobago South America| Costa Rica South America|