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Utricularia caerulea L.
Blue Bladderwort
A variable species which is common
in Cairns, Mareeba & Cape York Peninsula.There are white forms and the tiny white form is presented separately.This species was collected by Banks and Solander at Cape Grafton and Cooktown in 1770. Some plants meeting Lowrie's description of Utricularia geoffrayi are featured below .

Utricularia caerulea Utricularia caerulea
 
Description:Flowers Description:Flower (white form)
Location:Tyrconnell Rd, Mareeba, North Queensland Location:Punsand Bay, Cape York, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:17°00.071S 145°16.840E GPS coordinates:10°43.313S 142°27.346E
Date of photo:13th June 2010 Date of photo:11th June 2013
  Field No.:695 Field No.:2160
Utricularia caerulea Utricularia caerulea
 
Description:Flower Description:Flower
Location: Kate St, Portsmith, Cairns, North Queensland Location: Pipeline Rd, Bamaga, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16°57.590S 145°45.089E GPS coordinates:10°57.752S 142°20.222E
Date of photo:30th May 2010 Date of photo:13th July 2010
  Field No.:656 Field No.:U660
     
Utricularia caerulea Utricularia caerulea
 
Description:Plant in habitat with Utricularia bifida Description:Flower  (pale form)
Location: Kate St, Portsmith, Cairns, North Queensland Location: Kate St, Portsmith, Cairns, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16°57.590S 145°45.089E GPS coordinates:16°57.590S 145°45.089E
  Date of photo:27th March 2010 Date of photo:18th June 2012
Field No.:U658 Field No.:U659
Utricularia caerulea Utricularia caerulea
 
Description:Flower Description:Flower - side view 
Location:Top Nettle Rd, North Queensland Location: Cardwell, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates: 17°29.651S 145°13.775E GPS coordinates:18°17.529S 146°02.666E
Date of photo: 13th May 2012 Date of photo:22nd April 2011
Field No.:1044 voucher specimen Field No.:845
  Utricularia caerulea Utricularia caerulea
Description:Flower Description:Flowers
Location:Roaring Meg Falls, North Queensland Location:Roaring Meg Falls, North Queensland
GPS coordinates: 16°01.791S 145°18.553E GPS coordinates: 16°01.791S 145°18.553E
Date of photo: 27th October 2012 Date of photo: 27th October 2012
Field No.:1693 voucher specimen Field No.:1693 voucher specimen
Growing with Stylidium sp
 
  The flowers below meet the description of Utricularia geoffrayi as described in Lowrie (2013). However this species does not appear to be formally recognised by APNI.
     
  Utricularia sp. Utricularia sp.
 
  Description:Flowers  Description:Flower - side view
  Location: Nicholson Road, Cardwell, North Queensland Location: Nicholson Road, Cardwell, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:18°20.165S 146°03.631E GPS coordinates:18°20.165S 146°03.631E
  Date of photo:22nd April 2011 Date of photo:22nd April 2011
  Field No.:847 Field No.:847
  Utricularia sp. Utricularia sp.
 
  Description:Flowers  Description:Flower
  Location: Cardwell, North Queensland Location: Hopevale Road, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates: 18°17.529S 146°02.666E GPS coordinates:15°16.893S 145°13.013E
  Date of photo:11th June 2011 Date of photo:22nd March  2011
  Field No.:U657 Field No.:821
     

 

References (accessed 3rd April 2016):

Taylor P, (1989) The Genus Utricularia - a Taxonomic monograph,The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Utricularia~caerulea

Lowrie, A. (2013),Carnivorous Plants of Australia Magnum Opus 3, Redfern Natural History Productions

 

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Utricularia caerulea