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    ID This Utric

    Hey Everyone:

    Today, when I looked at my N. amp. I saw, in addition to my U. livida and U. tricolor, the flower stalk immediately in front of the N. amp pitcher:





    Sorry for the grainy images, but you should be able to make out that the white flowers have very prominent spurs. Anyone have any guesses as to what I may have? First glances seem to indicate a white variant of U. minutissima, but I'm not sure. Any other common terrestrial Utrics I should compare these to?

    [As a side note, it seems to be flowering season where I am - U. bisqumata, U. livida, U. calcyfida, G. hisp., and others are all sending up flower stalks. Hope everyone else is experiencing something similar].

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    Man, I wish an unidentified Utricularia would just pop up in my collection.

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    Move to tropical Au and you will get plenty of invaders, my bogs and pots are readily invaded by the local Aurea, Minnutisima, nivea, limosa, gibba, bifida, caerula, D.burmannii and Indica, also the occasional Byblis, but these are all native to the property so it makes sense, oddly D.Spathulata, Lunata, and U.Chrysantha very rarely invade.

    A better image would help, especially one side on as well, another help would be where do you live (what state and country, don't need an address), and more importantly where did the plant that it cam with come from, example if t was with your livida (and is not just a malformed livida) you can narrow it down as other people who brought from this shop may have the same thing, or the shop may sell them.

    If your in Au or SE Asia it could be a Minutissima or nivea.

    Here in Au if you buy from gotcha plants you will also get U.Subulata with every drosera or utric as they have an issue with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adelea View Post
    A better image would help, especially one side on as well
    Yes, you can see in the pics that the camera is focusing on the Nep pitcher behind the Utric. Simply hold a finger next to the flower & have the camera focus on the finger. When it's in focus, snap the pic - the flower will also be in focus. Move around to the side, rinse/repeat. (Here's an example of how I got the U. bisquamata flower in focus).
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    Ugh, I've been trying, but I can't get a clear shot of the front. This was the best I can do:



    The side:



    What you see in the front is a little dot of purple. I guess it could be a malformed U. livida, but I'm not sure.

    As to my conditions, well, I could have obtained "contaminated" plants and that's the most likely explanation, as these plants have been growing in a terrarium in the NE US for quite a while. There aren't any terrestrial Utrics like this up here, as far as I know.

    Also, I think I speak for most people here when I say, Adelea, we'd all love to have contamination by aurea, minnutisima, nivea, limosa, gibba, bifida, caerula, D.burmannii and indica, and the occasional Byblis.

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    looks like Utricularia arenaria (A.DC.) to me. Just maybe less purple/blue because being grown indoors and with warmer conditions. I noted that your U. livida was white and that would happen to me as well when grown indoors. the cool nights I have outside seem to bring out the color.

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    I think I speak for most people here when I say, Adelea, we'd all love to have contamination by aurea, minnutisima, nivea, limosa, gibba, bifida, caerula, D.burmannii and indica, and the occasional Byblis.
    It is good at times, but I now don't know which plant in my utrics ponds are stellaris, a much "better" species, as they local Aurea and stellaris are basically identical until they flower, and my stellaris rarely flower, as for Uliginosa I have several varieties of them (most from down south) so when they get contaminated it frustrates me as in most cases the leaves are identical and its just the flower that changes.

    Also to get focus I sometimes place a piece of paper behind the flower, for a white flower I use black paper/plastic and for darker ones I use white, have the paper against the flower then
    let it focus, if you are to close to the flower macro will not work (unless you have a good camera or specialised focusing equipment), you may find that the pic will need to be taken 5-10cm from the plant.

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