The Carnivorous Plant FAQ v. 12

Utricularia section Enskide
Species Range Habit1
U. chrysantha s New Guinea, Australia T
U. fulva n Australia T/AA
U. jobsonii n Australia T
1T=terrestrial; AA=affixed aquatic.

Q: About Utricularia subgenus Bivalvaria section Enskide

A: A small section with a number of distinct characters such as a pandurate (violin-shaped) ridge on the lower portion of the fruiting capsule.

Utricularia chrysantha
Oddly enough, some specimens of this plant have thick, almost succulent flower scapes. Think asparagus stalks.

Utricularia fulva
Taylor acknowledges this as is favorite species in the genus, and that is quite an endorsement! It has beautifully lobed flowers that are yellow to pale apricot, with red dots. For me, its flowers evoke certain species of orchids from the genus Oncidium.

Page citations: Fleischmann, A. 2015; Rice, B.A. 2006a; Taylor, P. 1989, 1991b; personal observations.

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Revised: 2018
©Barry Rice, 2018