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  Utricularia gibba L.
  Family Name : Lentibulariaceae

  Common Names : Cone-spur Bladderwort, Floating Bladderwort

 
Cone-spur Bladderwort,Floating Bladderwort
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Growth Form :
      Aquatic & Hydrophyte (Emergent; Submerged)
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Australia
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Submerged or sometimes emergent carnivorous plant which forms dense mats.
      Foliage: Leaves are 3-10 mm long and borne on a mass of thin, tangled stems. Bladders are modified leaf organs which help to trap prey. The movement of prey swimming nearby causes the trigger hairs located at the opening of the bladder to bend and trigger the bladder to suck in water. The prey is sucked in along with the water and a trap door closes to prevent prey from escaping.
      Flowers: Bright yellow flowers with reddish tints in the centre are up to 1 cm wide and borne in clusters of 2 or more on a 5-8 cm long flower scape (stalk). A small, rod-like spur points up from beneath the petals.
      Habitat :
      Found in humid tropical climates in ponds, lakes and sphagnum hollows (a shallow pool of water that forms in sphagnum bogs).
      Cultivation :
      This species is easy-to-grow, requiring only lots of sun and clean water.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Lots of Water
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Yellow / Golden

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