Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Family Profile
Family Description

A family of carniverous plants consisting of 3 genera, Genlisea (21 spp), Pinguicula (80 spp.) and Utricularia (215 spp). Distributed worldwide from temperate to tropical areas and occupying aquatic, semi-terrestrial and epiphytic habitats.


Utricularia - A cosmopolitan genus of about 214 species.


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