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    Both U. quelchii clones are currently flowering together for the 1st time. Once I got pics of each & started to look at them, I was surprised at how different they are - both in color & structure. I had not noticed this before. Since differences in lighting / white balance can easily change our perception of color, I also spent a lot of time attempting to get one pic with flowers from both clones in it so there was little doubt as to the differences. Since the flowers faced away from the front of the tank (naturally), this was almost impossible...

    Structurally, the Ilu tepui clone reminds me of of U. campbelliana, for color (for which I am an extremely poor judge), the no-location clone appears closer to U. campbelliana...

    BCP clone - no location


    Ilu tepui


    Both (this is a different stalk of the no-location clone)
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    Whoa the color on the second one looks really different from what I would expect from quelchii. It kind of reminds me of the color of Utricularia unifolia's flower.

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    The colors on the BCP clone are fantastic. The ile tempui looks like it might be a humboldtii hybrid, do you have any pictures of the flower's profile?

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    Most of the flowers fell off today (from pollination), although some were in better condition than the others. I gathered up the two U. quelchii forms & added a U. humboldtii. Then I took a pic with my other camera.

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    Finally open.









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    Those flowers are amazing vraev! I really like the first picture with all the water droplets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanukimo View Post
    Those flowers are amazing vraev! I really like the first picture with all the water droplets.
    Thanks.

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    I've had some unintended success with Utricularia nelumbifolia in the last few years. I first got my plant as a pinched off stolon courtesy of Lois Ochs many years ago and almost managed to kill it several times. In a last ditch effort, I planted the semi-rotten pieces into a green plastic strawberry basket in the water tray I use for Nepenthes capillary matting; from there, it sent stolons into the water tray and underneath the mats. Soon I started getting some nice growth (sorry for the cell phone pics):


    The mats are held above the water trays using metal grates. Small pots were getting disrupted by the new growth that started pushing up the mats and underneath many pots, bladders were pushed up through the matting. From the edges of the trays, large stolons formed; some of them found my Heliamphora and started to colonize pitchers. This spring, I had an unexpected surprise: flowers! The first scape hit the lights and bent over:


    I caught the next two scapes and guided them through the bars as they grew:


    Success!


    And today, I noticed that some of the flowers appear to have been pollinated (I didn't know they could self, cool! ); here's the first pod harvested today in a rice bowl, it looks like there are many viable seeds (most of them still in the pod, they stick to fingers and anything else like crazy):
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    Progress!
    U. nelumbifolia

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    Congratulations Clue! They look really cool, like mini Aldrovanda.

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