Monographs Details: Utricularia tenuissima Tutin
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1967. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part VII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 17: 1-439.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Damp savannas from sea level to alt 2100 m, Trinidad, Venezuela, Colombia and British Guiana. VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Chimanta Massif, Apacara tepui, alt 2000-2100 m, Steyermark 75772 (VEN). COLOMBIA. Cacagual savanna, Rio Atabapo, between San Fernando de Atabapo and Cano Temi, alt 135 m, Maguire, Wurdack & Keith 41449 (K, NY). BRITISH GUIANA. Southern Pakaraima Mts., Kopinang Savanna, alt 825 m, Maguire, Maguire & Wilson-Browne 46088A (NY) ; Kaieteur Savanna, Jenman 1276 (K); Sand with 1313 (K) ; Ebini, Berbiee River, Harrison 671 (K). TRINIDAD. Aripo Savanna, alt 30 m, Richardson 866 (K). Not previously recorded from Venezuela or Trinidad.


Type. British Guiana, Kaieteur Savanna, alt 330 m, Tutin 694 (holotype BM, isotypes K, U).

There is a considerable variation of corolla size and the specimen cited by Fernandez-Perez has violet rather than white or mauve corollas. The capsule appears to be unique in the genus; when ripe it splits down the abaxial face and the elongated placenta bends from the base and eventually projects through the split for its full length at an angle of about 90° to the axis of the fruit.

Distribution:Trinidad and Tobago South America| Venezuela South America| Colombia South America| Guyana South America|