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Utricularia leptoplectra, first Utrics flowering for the season

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I've always liked these, U. leptoplectra, the first Utric that ever caught my attention, although it was many years later before I found out what it actually was. It was the shape of the flower that intrigued me. And it's ironic that it grows naturally on my place by the hundreds. I bought this place long after my first encounter with U. leptoplectra, and was unaware it grew here.

It's normally the first in the season of the Utrics that are native to my place to flower. Generally the Utrics here flower a bit later in the wet season rather than earlier when the rains first set in. I personally believe it's an adaptation to avoid the floods that are common throughout the wet season. Although, we still can get late floods, as is expected in a couple of days time when Tropical Cyclone Nathan approaches us. The Utrics still cope and even after being flattened soon have a new lot of flowers.

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Thank you for these wonderful photos. I really love this species. Furtunatelly I was able to get it to flower some years ago. Are there any other species around your place?

 

Regards, Maik

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Indeed it´s a very beautiful species.

For my sadness in the past i have not been successful with this species.

 

Regards,

Daniel

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Thanks for the comments. The other Utrics on my place are involvens and chrysantha. They come on a little bit later, especially the chrysantha. I keep looking because I suspect there could also be some of the small difficult to see species.

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It is a very beautiful specie. Thank you for your sharing !

 

Regards

Anthony.M

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