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Utricularia Trap Photos

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Dec 16, 2015
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Santa Cruz, California
Hey everyone,

I thought I'd share photos of Utricularia traps that I've taken using a high magnification scope. I find it fascinating that there are quite a few structural differences between species, probably related to the environment that they are catching prey. The few aquatic species I've photographed have much longer appendages compared to the terrestrial and tropical species.

Enjoy!
Rebecca

U. lateriflora
U. laterflora.jpg

U. blanchetii
U. blanchetii.jpg

U. fulva
U. fulva.jpg

U. graminifolia
U. graminifolia.jpg

U. livida
U. livida.jpg

U. pubescens
U. pubescens.jpg

U. rostrata
U. rostrata.jpg

U. sandersonii "Blue"
U. sandersonii blue.jpg

U. dichotoma
U. dichotoma.jpg

U. alpina
U. alpina.jpg

U. biloba
U. biloba.jpg

U. calycifida
U. calycifida.jpg

U. gibba
U. gibba.jpg

U. longifolia
U. longifolia.jpg

U. nephrophylla
U. nephrophylla.jpg

U. praelonga
U. praelonga.jpg

U. tricolor
U. tricolor2.jpg
 
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Very cool photos. Don't often get to see pictures of utricularia traps like this. Based on all the different pictures you have here it seems you also have a pretty good array of utricularia species too.
 
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