Utricularia bifida L., Sp. Pl. 1: 18 18 1753. (Syn: Nelipus bifida (L.) Raf.; Utricularia alata Benj.; Utricularia antirrhinoides Wall.; Utricularia biflora Hayata; Utricularia biflora Wall.; Utricularia brevicaulis Benj.; Utricularia humilis Vahl; Utricularia recurva Lour.; Utricularia sumatrana Miq.; Utricularia wallichiana Benj.);
Terrestrial herbs; rhizoids filiform; stolons up to 2.5 cm long, branched, filiform. Foliar organs up to 8 mm long, narrowly linear, obtuse at apex, 1-nerved. Traps numerous, c. 1 mm across, reniform, stalked; appendages 2, subulate. Racemes 2-7 cm long, erect, solitary, 1-5-flowered; scales c. 1 mm long, ovate, basifixed, acute at apex; bracts 1-2 mm long, ovate to linear-lanceolate, basifixed, acute at apex; bracteoles subulate, shorter than the bract. Flowers 4-8 mm long; pedicels 2-4 mm long, broadly winged, erect in anthesis, recurved in fruit. Calyx-lobes 2, subequal, 2-4 x 2-3 mm, broadly ovate, apex obtuse. Corolla yellow; upper lip 2-4 x 1-2 mm, linear-oblong, rounded at apex; lower lip 2-4 mm across, orbicular to obovate, rounded at apex; spur subulate, about as long as the limb. Filaments straight. Ovary ovoid; stigma 2-lipped. Capsules c. 2.5 x 2 mm, ovoid, slightly compressed. Seeds ovoid, testa reticulate.
Flowering and fruiting: July-September
Wet and marshy areas near perennial water resources
Indo-Malesia to Australia and East Asia
Widespread in India, Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, Thailand, Viet Nam, Japan, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Maluku Islands, Australia.
It grows in paddy fields, marshes and wet grassland between 600 and 2,100 m asl.
(From IUCN Red List (LC) )
Utricularia bifida?? from STR 61209 – NSD 121 : Attachments (3). 6 posts by 3 authors.
This small herb is from a rock nala bed of Satpura Tiger Reserve
Photo taken on 4-12-09
I think it may be Utricularia bifida, but not sure
experts pl confirm or id otherwise
Yes it is!
Is this some sort of insectivorus plant?
yes, it is insectivorous plant.
ANJUL04 Utricularia sp. for identification : 10 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (11)
Date: 20th July 2016
place: Devarayanadurga, Tumkur District, Karnataka
Habit: Semi-aquatic herb
Habitat: Scrub forest, in moist patches and surrounding rock pools
Marvellous images!!! Pl. check comparative images at Utricularia
I feel its u. bifida. … can confirm.
I think Utricularia bifida
It is U. bifida.