The Carnivorous Plant FAQ v. 11.5
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The International Carnivorous Plant Society

Q: What is the genus Polypompholyx like?

A: Polypompholyx was once treated as a separate genus, clearly closely related to Utricularia. But in his 1989 monograph, Peter Taylor concluded that Polypompholyx did not merit genus status.

If you think this should be a separate genus, egads are you behind the times! Wake up and smell the roses! These plants have long since been pushed into the genus Utricularia.

To learn more about these species, refer to the FAQ discussion of the sections Polypompholyx (for U. multifida and U. tenella) and Tridentaria (for U. westonii).

Page citations: Rice, B. 2006a; Slack, A. 1986; Taylor, P. 1989; personal observations.

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Revised: June 2007
©Barry Rice, 2005