The Carnivorous Plant FAQ v. 12

Utricularia section Chelidon
Species Range Habit1
U. mannii tropical Africa E

Q: About Utricularia subgenus Utricularia section Chelidon

A: A section with one, very bizarre looking species. Being tuberous, having showy flowers, and fairly long leaves, this section may have some relationships to section Orchidioides.

Utricularia mannii
This species has a single large tuber at the base of the inflorescence. Additional tubers occur on the stolons. The flowers, though, are what really makes this plant peculiar. The flowers look like they have been streeeeeetched out, so they are very long, and very narrow. The leaves are several cm long. Altogether, this would be a very interesting challenge for growers skilled in epiphytic species.

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

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Revised: 2018
©Barry Rice, 2018