Monographs Details: Utricularia cucullata A.St.-Hil. & Girard
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 - Floating in still, shallow water in wet savannas at low altitudes, Trinidad, Venezuela, French and British Guianas and Brazil. VENEZUELA. Bolivar: savanna and morichal 0.5 km NE and E of Uriman, alt 393 m (NY, VEN). BRITISH GUIANA. Upper Mazaruni River Basin, Ayanganna Plateau, Haieka Savanna, 740 m, Tillett, Tillett & Boyan 45207 (K, NY); Rupununi River, Sand Creek, Wilson-Browne 53 (K).

Discussion:

Utricularia palatina Web. ex Benj., Mart. Fl. Bras. 10: 239. 1847. Types. Brazil, Pohl, Martins & Sellow (K).

Utricularia malmeana Sylven, Ark. Bot. Stockh. 8(6): 40. 1908. Type. Brazil, Malme 11 3276 (S).

Utricularia elephas Leutzelb., Flora 100: 190. 1910. Type. Trinidad, Aripo savanna, (?M).

Utricularia ayacuchac Steyermark, Fieldiana Bot. 38: 538. 1953. Type. Venezuela, Amazonas, Steyermark 58520 (VEN).

Type. Brazil, Sao Paulo, St. Hilaire (holotype P, isotype K).

Sylven distinguished U. cucullata from U. mahneana by little more than a difference in corolla size. Material now available shows that there is a large variation in this character within populations and no discontinuity can be observed between the larger and smaller flowered populations. U. ayacuchae represents the smallest extreme.

Distribution:Venezuela South America| Trinidad and Tobago South America| French Guiana South America| Guyana South America| Brazil South America|