Finally I had success in observing the plant in its natural habitat, this due to that the first time I went during the dry season, but I was right on the site to visit, P. crenatiloba as a minute plant, is very difficult to see, and it dries completely during the dry months, but the presence of moss in the area suggested to me the wet condition of the terrain during the rainy season, so I wanted to share some pictures of the plants, the only Pinguicula naturally occuring in my country:
This was the scene during my first visit, dry season
And this was in rainy season!
So, as this time I knew where I was going, I went in a car, went out and walked to the site and inmediately I saw hundreds of the minuscle plants!
All were in active growth period, none producing flowers at this time.
Carnivory confirmed also, as this picture shows.
I say I have big hands, but even so, have a look at the comparison!
They grew in an almost vertical wall produced by landslides, a very reduced size site, just about 5m across.
Plants were abundant, thanks to nature, since no one ever had taken the time to notice the funny plants to either protect them or at least know them.
My original plan was to make a trip in sptember, for the same reason, since I have rain all year round, but the rainy season gets almost to an end in october-november I thought the plants would be in that moment big and with flowers, but an oportunity led to me going this month, so Of course Ill go in those months, knowing for sure that they are in their period!
Hi Coline - That's a great find and some nice picts! Thanks so much for sharing your adventure! I am sorry I missed this when it was first posted. Did you have a chance to head back in September or October as you had hoped?
-Alex Director of Conservation, Research & Education International Carnivorous Plant Society