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    Utricularia ID

    I know Utricularia are difficult at best to identify without flowers. These leaves look a bit unique so maybe it's possible.

    I have this labeled as both U. graminifolia and U. praelonga. They are too wide and colorful to be U. graminifolia. It's not yet growing the long leaves that characterize U. praelonga. Any ideas if it really is U. praelonga or something else? It seems to somewhat grow in clusters.



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    I do not see the leaves being too wide to be graminifolia and colour is a response to light so not a good indicator in and of itself.

    Been a while since I grew terrestrials but my prealonga never grew in clusters and always had the dimorphic growth. And my grams would cluster like that.

    My vote would be for graminifolia.

    But I will not bet on anything till I see flowers.
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    You really think so Pyro? All the U. graminifolia I've ever seen have had very very narrow bright green leaves...unless I have yet another unidentified Utricularia.
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    I had 3 or 4 different clones of gram, some were thin leaved and some were broad, it is a pretty pleomorphic species.

    I also had 2 clones of dichotoma that came to me labeled as gram so you might want to consider that as well. I was never able to trace the main source for those mislabeled plants but I was able to relay it back tot he people who sent to me originally. I had hoped it worked its way back to the main source but it may never have.
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    That's really interesting. I didn't realize they could come in so many different forms. I'm used to the all green, narrow leafed form of D. graminifolia. Now I'm wondering if the thinned leafed version is really something else as well. They have never bloomed for me in the 2-3 years that I've had them, so it makes it difficult.

    I guess I'm back to square one, with more than just that species now.

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    Try photoperiod and temp fluctuation to get them to flower. And allow them to dry a little between waterings. Always worked for me.
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    Will do, thanks for the tips!
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    No worries
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