The Carnivorous Plant FAQ Field Trip Report -

Western Australia in 2007

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Closer view:
Back to the Utricularia multifida: here is what the little dainties looked like if you got down onto your knees. Of course, if you were on your knees you would be slogging about in the water, and that's precisely what we were doing. In fact, our shoes and socks were piled up at the water's edge, so it was a natural step to practically lay down in the water. It was nice and warm.

I was intrigued to see that the lateral lobes of the lower corolla lip were not as deeply indented as I had anticipated. This is one of the features you use when trying to separate Utricularia multifida from the related Utricularia tenella. (Not that I had ever seen the latter, so really I am just talking about book larnin'.)

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Revised: November 2007
©Barry Rice, 2005