Utricularia albocaerulea 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Scrophulariales Lentibulariaceae

Scientific Name: Utricularia albocaerulea
Species Authority: Dalzell
Utricularia ogmosperma Blatt. & McCann

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(i,ii,iii)+2ab(i,ii,iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-12-22
Assessor(s): Mani, S.
Reviewer(s): Raghavan, R., Lakshminarasimhan, P., Rasingam, L., Gunaga, S. & Molur, S.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.
Utricularia albocaerulea is endemic to the Western Ghats and known from a few locations in the state of Maharashtra. It grows on damp soils and on wet rocks, and is restricted to high elevations. It is assessed as Vulnerable as it has a restricted distribution and is known from less than 10 locations which are threatened by ongoing development activities related to tourism.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

Utricularia albocaerulea is endemic to the Western Ghats and known from a few locations in the state of Maharashtra (Satara: Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar; Kolhapur; Sindhudurg) (Janarthanam and Henry 1992).

Countries occurrence:
India (Maharashtra)
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2: 900
Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO): Yes
Estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2: 9000
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO): Yes
Number of Locations: 9
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1300
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Population [top]


There is no information about the population of this species.

Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

It grows on the damp soil and on wet rocks, restricted to higher elevations. It is also found in moist places or gravelly laterite soil in open areas of hills (Janarthanam and Henry 1992, Cook 1996).

Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat: Yes

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

No use has been reported for this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

Increased tourism and associated development activities threaten the key habitats of this species in its range causing loss of suitable sites and degradation of known locations.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

Detailed distribution surveys, and studies on ecology and threats are essential.

Citation: Mani, S. 2013. Utricularia albocaerulea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T177088A7355325. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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