Utricularia dunlopii growing in its typical sandstone seepage habitat on the Arnhem Plateau, Northern Territory, Australia. Photo Thilo Krueger.
In northern Australia there grows a most remarkable group of 6 species of Utricularia with flesh-coloured flowers and an upper or lower corolla lip that has transformed into a pair of tall, erect antennae-like flower lobes. These characters are quite unusual for the genus, and there are numerous hypotheses as to the reasons for these adaptions.
Species covered in the article:
Richard Nunn. 2022. An account of the antennae-flowered Utricularia of northern Australia. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 51(3):133-142. https://doi.org/10.55360/cpn513.rn967
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Flower of Utricularia dunlopii, Howard Springs, Northern Territory, Australia. Photo by Richard Nunn.