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Utricularia bisquamata

Utricularia bisquamata


Delicate annual carnivore up to 12 cm tall. Leaves linear. Bears 1 or a few Nemesia-like flowers from September to January, lilac with yellow palate obscuring mouth, lower lip 3 to 5 toothed, uppler lip much smaller with purple streaks. Spur as long as lower lip.

Species of this genus are unique in possessing underground bladder trap that capture small organisms for the plant to feed on.

Distribution in the Hex

Acidic peat moss in mountain streams of De Doorns Sandstone Fynbos.