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Both U. quelchii clones are currently flowering together for the 1st time. Once I got pics of each & started to look at them, I was surprised at how different they are - both in color & structure. I had not noticed this before. Since differences in lighting / white balance can easily change our perception of color, I also spent a lot of time attempting to get one pic with flowers from both clones in it so there was little doubt as to the differences. Since the flowers faced away from the front of the tank (naturally), this was almost impossible...

Structurally, the Ilu tepui clone reminds me of of U. campbelliana, for color (for which I am an extremely poor judge), the no-location clone appears closer to U. campbelliana...

BCP clone - no location


Ilu tepui


Both (this is a different stalk of the no-location clone)
 
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The colors on the BCP clone are fantastic. The ile tempui looks like it might be a humboldtii hybrid, do you have any pictures of the flower's profile?
 
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Most of the flowers fell off today (from pollination), although some were in better condition than the others. I gathered up the two U. quelchii forms & added a U. humboldtii. Then I took a pic with my other camera.

 

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Finally open. :D


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I've had some unintended success with Utricularia nelumbifolia in the last few years. I first got my plant as a pinched off stolon courtesy of Lois Ochs many years ago and almost managed to kill it several times. In a last ditch effort, I planted the semi-rotten pieces into a green plastic strawberry basket in the water tray I use for Nepenthes capillary matting; from there, it sent stolons into the water tray and underneath the mats. Soon I started getting some nice growth (sorry for the cell phone pics):
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The mats are held above the water trays using metal grates. Small pots were getting disrupted by the new growth that started pushing up the mats and underneath many pots, bladders were pushed up through the matting. From the edges of the trays, large stolons formed; some of them found my Heliamphora and started to colonize pitchers. This spring, I had an unexpected surprise: flowers! The first scape hit the lights and bent over:
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I caught the next two scapes and guided them through the bars as they grew:
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Success!
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And today, I noticed that some of the flowers appear to have been pollinated (I didn't know they could self, cool! :-O ); here's the first pod harvested today in a rice bowl, it looks like there are many viable seeds (most of them still in the pod, they stick to fingers and anything else like crazy):
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Progress!
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/61904224@N05/18707019344" title="U. nelumbifolia by Clue-peata, on Flickr"><img src="https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/255/18707019344_322a2f010b_c.jpg" width="800" height="534" alt="U. nelumbifolia"></a>

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/61904224@N05/19143374089" title="U. nelumbifolia by Clue-peata, on Flickr"><img src="https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3872/19143374089_fe1026e13f_c.jpg" width="800" height="534" alt="U. nelumbifolia"></a>

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/61904224@N05/19329522485" title="U. nelumbifolia by Clue-peata, on Flickr"><img src="https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/454/19329522485_e0e94bf3b4_c.jpg" width="800" height="534" alt="U. nelumbifolia"></a>
 

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A final collection of my only 2 utricularia.

First.. all open. U. quelchii

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And my other utricularia is a hybrid: U. x jitka : U. quelchii x pratermissa

started like this:

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Now:

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Nice flowers! It seems like the color has faded somewhat, or is that just due to the lighting?

Thanks. I think that is just due to differences in camera (metering differences/color balance differences) used for both shots....but probably also the flower at the bottom is getting older..
 
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An update on my "raft windowsill humboldtii". I've yet to get any flowers but the plant is growing better in this setup than anywhere else I have it. Really odd.

Truly the easiest method I've found for growing this species, no moss builds up due to the lower humidity and all I do is add new water every 10-14 days when I push the "raft" down into the cube.


Utricularia humboldtii
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Utricularia humboldtii
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Utricularia humboldtii
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Utricularia humboldtii
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