Pinguicula gypsicola

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Pinguicula gypsicola
Pinguicula gypsicola

Pinguicula gypsicola

Euasterids I
Order : Mint family (Lamiales)
Family : Water hose family (Lentibulariaceae)
Genre : Butterwort ( Pinguicula )
Type : Pinguicula gypsicola
Scientific name
Pinguicula gypsicola

Pinguicula gypsicola is a carnivorous plant belonging to the genus of butterflies ( Pinguicula ).


Pinguicula gypsicola in situ

The summer rosette of Pinguicula gypsicola has linear-lanceolate, finely ciliate leaves, 4 to 7, occasionally up to 13 centimeters long. Towards winter it forms a winter rosette with a diameter of only two to four centimeters, which consists of numerous, tiny, almost scale-like leaves. A long-spurred, large, violet-purple flower , which resembles that of a violet, stands on a flower stem that grows up to 17 centimeters high . Pinguicula gypsicola blooms equally from winter and summer rosettes.

The number of chromosomes is 2n = 22.


Pinguicula gypsicola is a lithophyte that is native to wet, pure gypsum rock in Mexico . The plant is only known from two, about fifty kilometers apart locations in the state of San Luis Potosí . It prefers shady locations that fall completely dry in winter and are exposed to temperatures below 0 ° C and occurs in association with other xerophytes such as Cactaceae , Agave stricta , Selaginella cuspidata , Agave striata , Dasylirion longissimum , Dodonea viscosa and Hechtia glomerata .


The species was in 1911 by Townshend Stith Brandegee (1843 to 1925 † *), a California botanist who first described and is in the section Orcheosanthus asked. The specific epithet means something like "living in plaster" and refers to the location.


Individual evidence

  1. ^ Pinguicula gypsicola at In: IPCN Chromosome Reports . Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis

Web links

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