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  1. Easy: There is a central yellow palate ridge, which extends slightly beyond the limit of the surrounding ones. Utricularia uniflora, in contrast, has two parallel yellow ridges, terminating at the same level as the surrounding white or purple ones. In addition, the upper corolla lip in U. uniflora is usually emarginate, rather than broadly ovate, and about half the width:length of U. paulineae. I also noticed the floral bracts are narrowly lanceolate to linear in U. uniflora, and widely lanceolate to narrowly ovate in this one (but you can't see this in the photo). Here is U. uniflora for comparison:
  2. In case anyone is interested: Pentax K-5 camera. Pentax DFA 100mm f/2.8 Macro WR lens. Aperture f/11, shutter speed 1/20th, ISO 80. Shot in natural sunlight (through thin high cloud) coming through a window.
  3. Happy New Year everyone! My Utricularia paulineae (thanks Sean!) decided to give me an awesome New Year's present and threw up a couple of flowers and a few developing new ones. So here it is to brighten your New Year's Eve. Enjoy!!!
  4. Here are some new pictures of the lowland small form of Drosera arcturi, growing in a creek bed in Lake Pedder, Tasmania, Australia. Darren Cullen took the Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club to south-western Tasmania to see a location where 11 of the 15 species of CPs in Tasmania can be found growing within a small area. The highlight of the day was the Drosera arcturi, although unfortunately they hadn't started to flower yet. Flower buds were visible on some plants, however. These plants were growing on alluvial / glacial sharp-edged gravel composed of precambrian quartzite, and on the peat on top of that, which is an extremely nutrient-poor environment. Here it is growing in permanently wet moss, in constantly moving water: Or in the actual creek, with water flowing over the roots: Some plants managed to grow in bare quartzite glacial till: The plants create their own substrate out of dead leaves: Enjoy!!!
  5. I use a Pentax K-5, with a Pentax 100mm f/2.8 Macro WR lens. Sorry Richard, the weather was sh** and I didn't take any habitat shots. I'll endeavour to do better next time!
  6. No, sorry. The Utricularia dichotoma grows on the roadside ditch, which has standing or slow moving water almost year-round. The surrounding environment is heathland on peat. The U. uniflora grows on a roadside seep surrounded by tall heathland and eucalypt forest. The U. lateriflora was growing on peat in recently burnt sedgeland, on a hummock over slow moving water, in the middle of a broad creek. Hope this helps.
  7. I'm not aware of any annual forms. The leaves are smaller and more spathulate than the normal forms. A bit more slender with a relatively broader spoon-shaped end.
  8. The pale mauve, lobed form of U. dichotoma that I saw in December had completely vanished. I wonder if it's tuberous...
  9. Spent the day around Lake Pedder trying out my new camera with my old macro lens. Here's some of the stuff I came across: Utricularia uniflora: Utricularia dichotoma after a shower of rain: A white form of Utricularia lateriflora: Enjoy!
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  11. We'll have to see if it grows first, but yes, I'll propagate it as usual if it takes off.
  12. I found a couple of ripe seed pods. The majority were still in flower, and I won't be back to re-visit the location for the next few months (will be at sea). I have sown the seed and will distribute it if anything grows.
  13. There was a population of several hundred flowers covering some 20-30 meters along a ditch, with all pale mauve flowers and different corolla shapes.
  14. Some of the plants had normal shaped palates with only slight protuberances on the sides, and some were almost three-lobed!