Re: Utricularia hispida (two kinds of leaves ?)

Jan Schlauer (
Fri, 18 Mar 1994 11:52:15 +0100


>I would appreciate if somebody could verify whether U.hispida has
>two kinds of leaves: small round (ovate?) ones at a basal rosette (sp?)
>and very long (12-15cm) thin upright leaves.

You have still forgotten the curly type, not to mention the proliferating,
stolon-like (but not really a stolon) thing...8-)
I fear, "leaf shape" is somewhat ill-defined in this species (this is not
too rare in _Utricularia_). I like _U.calycifida_ best (TNX Barry), with
new plants sprouting from the "leaf" tips (no hormones, no cuttings).
Perfect chaos can be observed in _U.bifida_ and _U.odorata_. The vegetative
parts (there is no better correct term for this) of these may best be
described as "green branching bladder-bearing mycelium".

Kind regards