Monographs Details: Utricularia foliosa L.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1967. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part VII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 17: 1-439.
Family:Lentibulariaceae
Scientific Name:Utricularia foliosa L.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Still or slow flowing water, Florida and West Indies to Argentina, Tropical Africa and Madagascar. Common at low altitudes in Venezuela, British Guiana and Suriname. VENEZUELA. Rio Amacuro, Venezuelan-British Guianan, frontier, Sierra Imataca, downstream from mouth of Yarakita River, alt 65-80 m, Steyermark 87476 (K, NY)

Discussion:

U. olygosperma St. Hilaire, Voy. Distr. Diam. 2: 427. 1S33. Types. Brazil, Rio de Janeiro Prov., St. Hilaire s.n. (P); S. Paulo Prow, St. Hilaire s.n. (K, P).

U. botecudorum St. Hil. & Girard, Ann. Sei. Nat. II. 11: 151. 1839. Type. Brazil. Minas Gerais Prov., St. Hilaire s.n. (P).

U. mixta Barnh., Mem. Torrey Club 16: 111. 1920. Type. Cuba, Isle of Pines, Britton, Britton & Wilson 15014 (NY).

Type. Hispaniola, Plumier (see P. Taylor, Kew Bull. 18: 174. 1964).

Steyermark 87476 [and Anderson 78 (K) from the same locality] is remarkable in having the rhachises of most of the leaves inflated so that it superficially resembles U inflata Walt. I included U floridana Nash in the synonymy of this species on the evidence of a rather inadequate isotype in the Kew Herbarium but copious recently collected material of U floridana from Florida (kindly lent to me by Professor R.K. Godfrey of Florida State University) shows it to be a distinct species related to U. gibba L., and endemic in Florida.

Distribution:United States of America North America| West Indies| Argentina South America| Madagascar Africa| Venezuela South America| Guyana South America| Suriname South America|