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Macau Utricularia Identification

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Could anyone help with this Utricularia from Macau? It's growing in a seep that runs over granitic-looking rocks near the beach on Coloane island. Drosera spatulata and Nepenthes mirabilis are also present.

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Terrible image, I know. Apologies to anyone with easily offended visual sensitivities...

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Hard crops of the first two images (I didn't have the extension tubes with me):

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looks like U. bifida to me.

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That was my first tip too...

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Thanks guys. It's really tiny compared to the U. bifida I've seen before; is that an early season thing or is the general size of the species that variable?

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The size of the flowers vary greatly in all Utricularia species (up to double size)- often within one form and sometimes even within a single clone.

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Yep, probably just a small U.bifida.

Hope you're well!

Fernando

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