Utricularia scandens Benj., Linnaea 20: 309 1847. (syn: Polypompholyx madecassa H.Perrier; Utricularia capillacea Thwaites; Utricularia gibbsiae Stapf; Utricularia macrolepis Wight; Utricularia volubilis Hook. ex Benj.; Utricularia wallichiana Wight; Utricularia wallichii Wight);
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Tropical & S. Africa, Madagascar, Indian Subcontinent to China (S. Yunnan, SW. Guizhou) and Peninsula Malaysia, New Guinea: Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Repu, China South-Central, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, India, Ivory Coast, Laos, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Thailand, Vietnam, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe as per POWO;
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Common name: Climbing Bladderwort
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Utricularia scandens Benj. submission AS22 December21: 9 images.

Here’s one more Utricularia sp. addition to efi site.
Utricularia scandens Benj.
Common Name – Climbing Bladderwort
Family – Lentibulariaceae
U. scandens is a tiny yellow flowered bladderwort  which is often not easy to find in field because of its really small yellow flower however once spotted it can be easily identified based on its peculiar climbing habit and curling stem on small grasses. Another easy character to identify is looking for its bifid apex of lower calyx. 
Habitat – Marshy soil along paddy fields growing with other Utricularia spp., Drosera burmannii and Eriocaulon sp. 
Photographed near Jarakabande Kaval, Bengaluru Outskirts, Karnataka
In early December 2021 

P. S. – Will try to add more in-situ habit images next week.


Thanks for  this exemplary submission.


 

 

 


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References: POWO  Catalogue of Life (Utricularia capillacea Willd.) The Plant List Ver.1.1  IPNI  Flora of China  FOC illustration  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  Flora of peninsular India  Flowers of India Wikipedia  bsienvis (pdf)  iNaturalist

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