Utricularia praelonga, section Foliosa, a terrestrial bladderwort from South America. A bit of an oddity as it grows two very distinct types of leaves. One set small obovate and the other tall grass like, 20+cm (8+"). This is a quote that amused me, I believe it's from Barry Rice
Utricularia praelonga--This plant confounded me when I first grew it, because although it produced little obovate leaves, my pot of it was infested with a kind of grass that made long, erect leaves. I kept pulling these out until the day I realized that these were leaves of the same species! Yes, it makes two kinds of leaves! It is really hard to convince this plant to flower
I do not have a problem getting it into flower.The inflorescence is long at around 40-50 cm (16 - 20") and tends just to flop over. Flowers are yellow.
I'd grown it for a few years in a cold unheated greenhouse when all the winters were relatively mild until the winter of 2010-11 when the plant suffered temperatures down to -18 Celsius ( 0F). I naturally bought a replacement. However, I kept the old pot in a corner in the greenhouse just because it was covered in Drosera spatulata which had self seeded. When I took the photo of the foliage of the replacement I happened to glance across at the old pot and mixed up in the Drosera inflorescences were the tall leaves of U. praelonga so the plant isn't as tender as some may think. As can be seen on my Utricularia video/s, they're all still going strong.
dvg: Nuances are lost on the uninitiated...
Sept 15, 2021 14:24:02 GMT
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dvg: It's a lot to take in
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dvg: It's truly saddening to me that we've made headlines due to an inept and unaccountable provincial government, paralyzed by politics...
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fredg: The ones that could see me emigrated. The house is still empty for some reason
Sept 18, 2021 19:06:46 GMT
stevebooth: I trust the ceremony was more successful where you are, out of the 30-40mm of rain the infallible Beeb promised, with possible dangerous levels of flood wate, I’ve had 3mm. A decent amount for a woodlice bath, but not enough to water much.
Sept 19, 2021 9:02:50 GMT
fredg: It's looking promising Steve
Sept 19, 2021 9:54:23 GMT
fredg: What we really need is an all-nighter though
Sept 19, 2021 9:55:16 GMT
stevebooth: Too true the bogs are at the lowest level for the entire year, I don’t really want to get the RO out.
Sept 19, 2021 10:26:04 GMT
stevebooth: The suns out here now and blue skies on the horizon
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