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Macau Utricularia Identification


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#1 Forbes

 
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:33 AM

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

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#2 Martin Hingst

 
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 19:38 PM

looks like U. bifida to me.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 22:08 PM

That was my first tip too...

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 00:58 AM

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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Posted 09 April 2012 - 13:50 PM

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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Posted 14 April 2012 - 08:38 AM

Yep, probably just a small U.bifida.

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