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Fringed bladderwort
Scientific classification

Utricularia simulans, the fringed bladderwort, is a small to medium-sized, probably perennial, carnivorous plant that belongs to the genus Utricularia. U. simulans is native to tropical Africa and the Americas. It grows as a terrestrial plant in damp, sandy soils in open savanna at altitudes from near sea level to 1,575 m (5,167 ft). U. simulans was originally described and published by Robert Knud Friedrich Pilger in 1914.


U. simulans covers a vast native range and is an extremely variable species, which accounts for the moderate amount of synonymy.

  • [Aranella fimbriata Barnhart]
  • [Cosmiza longeciliata Small]
  • ?Polypompholyx bicolor Klotzsch
  • P. laciniata Benj.
  • P. laciniata var. rubrocalcarata Griseb.
  • Utricularia congesta Steyerm.
  • U. congesta f. deminutiva Steyerm.
  • [U. fimbriata Leon & Alain]
  • U. laciniata Mart.
  • [U. laciniata Buscal.]
  • U. laciniata var. poeppigiana Buscal.
  • [U. longeciliata Oliv.]
  • U. orinocensis Steyerm.
  • U. surinamensis Buscal.

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Utricularia simulans para niños

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