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Pinguicula mirandae Zamudio & Salinas (1996)




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Topographic map of Mexico with location of the city Oaxaca de Juaréz.






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Aproximate distribution range of P. mirandae in the mountains of the Biosphere Reserve Tehuacán- Teotitlán Valley located in the northern part of the Mexican State of Oaxaca.





View onto the mountainous landscape of the Biosphere Reserve Tehuacán-Teotitlán Valley, that contains a diverse flora and fauna, home of a number of endemic species.

11th September 2009







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Moving away of the clouds after a morning rain in the Biosphere Reserve Tehuacán-Teotitlán Valley.

11th September 2009





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Typical habitat of P. mirandae: eroded calcareous slope under shrubs in half-shade.

12th September 2009






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Habitat of P. mirandae in shrub vegetation below vertical calcareous cliff at an altitude of about   1800 m a.s.l.

12th September 2009






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On the poor calcareous soils Agave stricta is often providing shade to plants of P. mirandae.

12th September 2009






Summer rosettes of P. mirandae growing under grass and shrub vegetation.

12th September 2009






Sometimes plants try to get established even in narrow crevices on rocks.

12th September 2009






Shady location under an Agave stricta plant; a more shady habitat provides the advantage, that under dryer conditions the soil do conserve the humidity for a longer period.

12th September 2009






Rain does not wash away the captured insects from the sticky glands.

12th September 2009






Beside the typical yellow-green cloured summer leaves with a redish margin, there are also occuring plants with pure green leaf colour.

12th September 2009






Specimen of P. mirandae with almost orbicular summer leaves.

12th September 2009






In its natural habitat plants begin to form winter leaves already mid of September.

12th September 2009






Front view of a pale violet flower (in cultivation). The upper part of the the petals are covered densely with white hair.

6th January 2008






Beside whitish flowers also pale violet flowers do exist, getting more white towards the throat. During ageing of the flower, the colour intensifies towards a darker violet (in cultivation).

6th January 2008






Side view of a flower (in cultivation). Typical for the species is the bent corolla tube.

6th January 2008






Winter rosette with non-carnivorous leaves (in cultivation).

28th December 2011






Despite of all the fascinating carnivorous plants at the location, one should also pay attention to other carnivorous creatures.

11th September 2009