Net Veined Bladderwort
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Net Veined Bladderwort
ative lanceshaped Photo: Maniruddin Dhabak
Common name: Net Veined Bladderwort • Marathi: निळी पापणी Nili papni • Konkani: Kavlyachya dolyachi vel
Botanical name: Utricularia reticulata    Family: Lentibulariaceae (Bladderwort family)

Net Veined Bladderwort is an insectivorous aquatic herb, up to half a meter tall. It has numerous narrowly linear-oblong leaves, 1-2 cm long. The scapes are erect, 15-50 cm, slender and twinning. Flowers appear well-spaced on the upper part of the raceme, with 6-12 mm stalk. The bluish purple flowers are 2-lipped. The larger lip, 1.2-1.6 cm, is net-veined with dark colored veins, and has a light colored center. The conical, straight spur is 6 mm long. Flowering: September-October.

Identification credit: Prashant Awale Photographed in Prabal valley & Kasu, Maharashtra.

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