Utricularia recta P. Taylor, Kew Bull. 41: 10 10 1986. (syn: Utricularia scandens var. firmula (Oliv.) Subramanyam & Banerjee; Utricularia wallichiana var. firmula Oliv.);
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Himalaya to China (NW. Yunnan): Assam, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Nepal, West Himalaya as per POWO;
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Utricularia recta is a small, probably annual carnivorous plant that belongs to the genus Utricularia.

It is native to Bhutan, China, India, and Nepal. U. recta grows as a terrestrial plant in marshes and bogs from altitudes around 900 m (2,953 ft) to 4,000 m (13,123 ft).
It was originally described as a variety of U. wallichiana by Daniel Oliver in 1859. It was later transferred to a variety of U. scandens by Krishnaier Subramanyam and Banerjee in 1968. Peter Taylor elevated the variety to the specific rank in 1986 upon further review of its morphological characteristics.[1]
(From Wikipedia on 17.9.13)
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31082013 Utrricularia 2 RD-2 : Attachments (1). 4 posts by 3 authors.
Please ID this Sp
Date/Time- 01/03/2011, 3:19 PM

Location- Assam

Habitat- Wild

Plant Habit- Herb

Height/Length-  4.5 cm

Inflorescence Type/ Size- As seen in Photos

Flowers Size 0.6-1.5 cm, Yellow in colour

Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds-  Not seen

Other Information Grows in marshy areas


Thanks for sharing this yellow Utricularia


This is possibly U. recta P.Taylor. However, as the photo is not showing much details another possibility is U. bifida. More photos would help!


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MS,Feb.,2022/01 Utricularia sp. ? for id.: 2 images.
Location : Reiek-tlang, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.1,400 m.
Date : 26-09-2018
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Wild

Maybe Utricularia bifida L. as per images herein.
Pl. post high res. images.



2 high res. images.


What are the species reported from your area in Mizoram?



Utricularia bifida L. ??


From North East there is a species described by Taylor. It is U. recta (U. scandens var. firmula elevated to a species). This may be that. I have collected it from Meghalaya. If fruit photo is there it will be easy to identify, especially to distinguish between U. bifida and U. recta.
My suggestion is that there may be many undescribed species. Our friends should collect the specimen both with flowers and fruits. I will help them.




Utricularia scandens Benj.: 5 very high res. images.

Location: Jumla, West Nepal
Altitude:  2444m.
Date: 17 August 2021 

Habit : Wild 


Thanks, …, for wonderful images. What are the listed species ?


Many species are found not listed in the book !
1 tiff image


Can it be Utricularia recta P.Taylor?

Looks different from images at Utricularia scandens Benj.


Yes …! It looks like Utricularia recta!


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