Post by andreasfleischmann on Feb 20, 2009 18:57:13 GMT
Another tiny Utricularia which grew at the same location than U. oliveriana (see previous thread) was U. tenuissima. However, this minute species prefers to grow in mud and sandy soils which accumulated in depressions along the river margins, quite often in a thick film of filamentous algae. That’s why I cannot show you any photograph of the small thin leaves.
U. tenuissima was placed in a section of its own by Peter Taylor (because of the unique oblong seed capsules and the strange shape of the traps). However, the flowers look very similar to some Brazilian species of section Aranella (U. parthenopipes, U. laciniata, U. spec. ‘Chapada Diamantina’), and my first molecular estimations indicate that it is indeed close to that section.
That species from Diamantina has a name now... U. rostrata.
Andreas, these are just fantastic photographs.
It would be so nice to start a new political party. Maybe name it, The Tea Party II for Americans, not racist anti-American douches that hate their neighbors? We need to reform our politics, not make them more partisan and dumber.