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Utricularia minutissima Vahl
Minute Bladderwort
The bright pink flowers were found growing in the dunes on the Cape Bedford road north of Hopevale.The species is widespread in northern Australia.
The plants are tiny with flowers 3-4 mm across.This species was collected by Banks and Solander at Cape Grafton (Cairns) in 1770.


Utricularia minutissima Utricularia minutissima
                   
Description:Plants Description:Flower
Location:Cape Bedford Rd N of Hopevale, North Queensland Location:Cape Bedford Rd N of Hopevale, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:15°17.342S 145°16.202E GPS coordinates:15°17.342S 145°16.202E
Date of photo:22 March 2011 Date of photo:22 March 2011
Field No.:818 Field No.:818
    Utricularia minutissima Utricularia minutissima
   
Description:Plants in habitat Description:Plants
Location:Cape Bedford Rd N of Hopevale, North Queensland Location:Cape Bedford Rd N of Hopevale, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:15°17.342S 145°16.202E GPS coordinates:15°17.342S 145°16.202E
Date of photo:22 March 2011 Date of photo:22 March 2011
Field No.:818 Field No.:818
    Utricularia minutissima Utricularia minutissima
   
Description:Flower Description:Flower (4 mm)
Location:Road to Granite Gorge via Mareeba, North Queensland Location:Eliot Falls, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:17°03.211S 145°21.709E GPS coordinates:11°23.240S 142°24.863E
Date of photo: 3 April 2011 Date of photo:7 June 2013
Field No.:833 Field No.:2142
    Utricularia minutissima Utricularia minutissima
   
    Description:Flower (4 mm) Description:Flower (4 mm)
    Location:Stannary Hills, North Queensland Location:Stannary Hills, North Queensland
    GPS coordinates:17°20.697S 145°13.097E GPS coordinates:17°20.697S 145°13.097E
    Date of photo:11 May 2014 Date of photo:11 May 2014
    Field No.:2500 Field No.:2500
       
    Utricularia minutissima Utricularia minutissima
   
    Description:Flower (4 mm) Description:Flower (4 mm)
    Location:Girraween Road, Northern Territory Location:Girraween Road, Northern Territory
    GPS coordinates:1231.5318S 13107.7340E GPS coordinates:1231.5318S 13107.7340E
    Date of photo:25 April 2016 Date of photo:25 April 2016
    Field No.:4011 Field No.:4011
       
    Utricularia minutissima Utricularia minutissima
   
    Description:Flower - side view 5-6 mm across Description:Flower - side view 5-6 mm across
    Location:Top Nettle Rd, Irvinebank to Mt Garnet Location:Top Nettle Rd, Irvinebank to Mt Garnet
    GPS coordinates:1729.6450S 14513.7650E GPS coordinates:1729.6450S 14513.7650E
    Date of photo:19 March 2017 Date of photo:19 March 2017
    Field No.:6023 voucher specimen Field No.:6023 voucher specimen
       
    Utricularia minutissima Utricularia minutissima
   
    Description:Flower - side view 5-6 mm across Description:Flower - side view 5-6 mm across
    Location:Top Nettle Rd, Irvinebank to Mt Garnet Location:Top Nettle Rd, Irvinebank to Mt Garnet
    GPS coordinates:1729.6450S 14513.7650E GPS coordinates:1729.6450S 14513.7650E
    Date of photo: 9 April 2015 Date of photo:19 March 2017
    Field No.:3116 Field No.:6023 voucher specimen
       
       
       
       
       

 

References (accessed 15 April 2017):

http://eflora.nt.gov.au/viewfile?file_id=3965

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

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

 

 

 

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Utricularia minutissima