Monographs Details: Utricularia fimbriata Kunth
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 sandy savanna at low altitudes (but up to alt 1220 m) from Florida and Cuba to southern Brazil and Paraguay and scattered through tropical Africa. A widespread and very variable lowland species. At first sight the forms with small very congested flowers (U. congesta Steyermark) and rather different from those with few, larger and less congested flowers (U. simulans Pilger' and U. orinocensis Steyermark’) and yet again from the tall forms with small, laxly arranged flowers which Steyermark equated with U. fimbriata sensu stricto. A careful analysis, now that more material is becoming available, may make it possible to distinguish these variants, perhaps at a varietal level, although intermediate forms commonly occur.


Utricularia simulans Pilger, Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berl. 6: 189. 1914. Type. Brazil, Rio Branco, Ule S315 (K).

Utricularia congesta Steyermark, Fieldiana Bot. 28: 539. 1953. Type. Venezuela, Bolivar, Kavanayen, Steyermark 59404 (VEN).

Utricularia orinocensis Steyermark, Fieldiana Bot. 28: 548. 1953. Type. Venezuela, Amazonas, Sanariapo, Steyermark 584S8 (VEN). For full synonymy see P. Taylor, Kew Bull. 18: 72. 1964.

Type. Venezuela, Orinoco R., Ature, Humboldt & Bonpland 860 (holotype P).

Distribution:United States of America North America| Cuba South America| Brazil South America| Paraguay South America|