Bog Bladderwort
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Bog Bladderwort
P Native Photo: S. Jeevith
Common name: Bog Bladderwort
Botanical name: Utricularia uliginosa    Family: Lentibulariaceae (Bladderwort family)
Synonyms: Utricularia affinis, Utricularia cyanea, Utricularia macrophylla

Bog Bladderwort is a terrestrial herb, with rhizoids upto 1.5 cm long; runners upto 4 cm long, profusely branched. Flowers are blue, upper lip 2-3 mm long, oblong; lower lip 3-4 mm long, obovate to oblong; spur 3-5 mm long. Sepals are nearly equal, 3-4 mm long in fruit, broadly ovate. Filaments are straight, ovary ovoid, stigma bilipped. Flowers are borne in racemes up to 15 cm long, erect, 1-5- flowered. Flowers are up to 6 mm long; flower-stalks up to about 3 mm long, winged, erect or spreading in fruit. Leaves are up to 5 x 0.6 cm, linear, rounded at tip, 3-nerved. Traps are about 1 mm across, nearly spherical; mouth basal; appendages 2. Capsules 3-4 x 2-3 mm, ovoid. Seeds are nearly spherical, netveined. Bog Bladderwort is found in marshy areas and moist rocks in grasslands in Indo-Malesia, China and Australia.

Identification credit: C. Rajasekar Photographed in the Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu.

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