Monographs Details: Utricularia calycifida Benj.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1967. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part VII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 17: 1-439.
Family:Lentibulariaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Swampy savannas, by streams in montane forest and on wet rocks by waterfalls from alt 30 to 2255 m, British Guiana, Suriname and Venezuela. BRITISH GUIANA. Penal Settlement, Hitchcock 17040 (VEN); Kanuku Mts., Wilson-Browne 570, 634 (K); Kaieteur Falls, Cowan & Soderstrom 2151 (K); Sandwith 1415, 1416 (K); Jenman 1557 (K) ; Mazaruni Station, Sandwith 1017 (K); Tutin 7 (K) ; Upper Mazaruni River Basin, Haieka Savanna, alt 740 m, Tillett, Tillett & Boyan 45205 (K, NW); Southern Pakarima Mts., Kamana Falls, alt 660 m, Maguire, Maguire &Wilson-Browne 45955A (K, NY); Kopinang Falls, alt 825 m, Maguire, Maguire & Wilson-Browne 46102A (K, NY). SURINAME. Wilhelmina Gebergte, 7 km SSW of Juliana Top, 12 km N of Lucie River, alt 450 m, Irwin, Prance, Soderstrom & Holmgren 55311 (K, NY). VENEZUELA. Amazonas: Cerro Sipapo (Paraque) near Intermediate Camp, alt 600 m, Maguire & Politi 28777 (K, NY); trail, Intermediate Camp, alt 900-1500 m, Maguire & Politi 27618B (K, NY);Bolivar: between Luepa and Cerro Venamo, alt 1200 m, Steyermark & Nilsson 291 (VEN) ; below Uarama-tepui, NE of Luepa, Steyermark & Nilsson 707 (VEN) Rio Cuyuni, NE of Luepa, alt 1300 m, Steyermark d' Nilsson 486 (VEN); Sta. Elena, Foldats 2062, 2659 (VEN); 2 km S of Ciudad Piar, alt 300 m, Maguire, Wurdack & Bunting 35849 (K, NY); Alti-planicie de Nuria, alt 400 m, Steyermark 88777 (K, NY, VEN) ; Cerro Altamira, alt 400 m, Wurdack & Wright 412 (K, NY ) ; Rio Uiri-yuk, La Escalera, alt. 500600 m, Maguire, Steyermark & Maguire 46816 (K, NY, VEN).

Discussion:

Utricularia muscosa Benj., Linnaea 20 : 489, 1S47. Type. British Guiana, Corentvne River, Richard Schomburgk 1578 (?).

Utricularia maguirei Steyermark. Bull. Torrey Club 75: 659. 1948. Type. British Guiana, Kaieteur Savanna, Maguire & Fanshawe 23249 (K. P, VEN).

Utricularia cuspidata Steyermark. Fieldiana Bot. 28: 542. 1953. Type. Venezuela, Bolivar, Steyermark 60119 (VEN).

Type. British Guiana, Richard Schomburgk 290 (holotype K).

Note: Extremely variable in stature, number and size of flowers, and size of leaves. I have not seen the type of U muscosa Benj. but the description exactly agrees with the small forms of this species from lowland British Guiana.

Distribution:Guyana South America| Suriname South America| Venezuela South America|