Utricularia caerulea L., Sp. Pl. 1: 18 18 1753. (syn: Pelidnia caerulea (L.) Barnhart; Utricularia albiflora Griff.; Utricularia albina Ridl.; Utricularia bifida Macrae ex A. DC.; Utricularia caerulea var. filicaulis (Wall. ex A. DC.) Haines; Utricularia campestris Miq. ex C.B. Clarke; Utricularia capillaris D. Don; Utricularia cavaleriei Stapf; Utricularia charnleyensis W. Fitzg.; Utricularia complanata Wall.; Utricularia filicaulis Wall. ex A. DC.; Utricularia filicaulis Wall. .; Utricularia kerrii Craib; Utricularia nivea Vahl .; Utricularia obscura R. Br. ex Benth.; Utricularia obtusiloba Benj.; Utricularia ophirensis Ridl.; Utricularia paucifolia Benj.; Utricularia purpurea Willd. ex Benj.; Utricularia racemosa Wall. ..; Utricularia ramosa Vahl; Utricularia rosea Edgew.; Utricularia roseopurpurea Stapf ex Gamble; Utricularia sampathii Subr. & Yogan.; Utricularia sootepensis Craib; Utricularia squamosa Benj.);
 
blue bladderwort;

Images by Raju Das (1,4) and Nayan Singh Dungriyal (2,3), all ID by M.K.Janarthanam

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Terrestrial herbs; rhizoids upto 2.5 cm long; stolons capillary, upto 2 cm long. Foliar organs upto 1 cm long, narrowly obovate, rosulate, apex rounded. Traps numerous 1-1.5 mm long, ovoid, stalked. Racemes 2.5-6 cm long, terete; scales similar to the bracts; bracts 1.5-3 mm long, narrowly elliptic, acute at both ends; bracteoles 1-2 mm long. Flowers up to 4 mm long; pedicels c. 1.5 mm long, often recurved in fruit. Calyx -lobes subequal, c. 1.5 mm long, ovate, hooded. Corolla purple or cream; upper lip 2-lobed, c. 2 mm long, obovate to oblong, notched or emarginate at apex; lower lip 2-3 mm long, suborbicular to broadly ovate; spur 3-4 mm long, slightly curved forwards. Stamens 2; filaments c. mm long. Ovary ovoid; stigma 2-lipped. Capsules 1.5-2 mm across, subglobose. Seeds ovoid or ellipsoid, reticulate.  

Flowering and fruiting: August-October 
Grasslands and marshy areas
Paleotropics
 
 

 

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Utricularia sp for ID: Photographed this Utricularia sp. in a sandy/rocky stream bed at Assam.
The plants is upto 8-12 cm. Growing amidst unidentified Eriocaulon sp. Please help me to ID the species.

 

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31082013 Utrricularia 1 RD-1 :  Attachments (1). 4 posts by 3 authors.
Please ID this Utricularia Sp

Date/Time- 01/03/2011, 3:17 PM

Location-  Assam

Habitat- Wild

Plant Habit- Herb

Height/Length-  4.2 cm

Inflorescence Type/ Size- As seen in Photos

Flowers Size – 0.6-1.2 cm

Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds-  Not seen

Other Information.-  Grows in marshy areas


Interesting find … This reminded me of a some what similar looking Utricularia sp. from Maharashtra (Konkan region) i.e. U. caerulea.


This is also Utricularia caerulea, a wide spread and much variable species


 
31082013 Utrricularia 3 RD-3 : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Please ID this Utricularia Sp

Date/Time- 01/03/2011, 3:17 PM

Location- Assam

Habitat- Wild

Plant Habit- Herb

Height/Length-  12 cm

Inflorescence Type/ Size- As seen in Photos

Flowers Size 1.2-1.4 cm

Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds-  Not seen

Other Information Grows in flowing sandy and rocky stream bed


Both are Utricularia caerulea


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Plant ID: 29072018 VNRPP 01 : 9 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)

Location: Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh
Altitude : 644mtrs
Date: 29 July 2018

Habit : Wild 

Height: up to 4 cm
Flowers Colour: Purely white with Yellow ting

Utricularia sp

Pl. check comparative images at 


here I am attaching one more whole picture (Habit)

Exact location Puttaparti, Anantapuramu, Andhra Pradesh.

Habitat: Marshy localities of hill slopes.
leaves not appearing. 
Attachments (1)

It’s white mutant of Utricularia caerulea 


 

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