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Carnivorous Plants Trip 2008 - Michigan, USA  : July 18 - 21
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2008-October-28

Corkscrew Plant

Genlisea

Photo: Genlisea

My Genlisea flowered for the first time, so here it is......  This is a hybrid.
The flower stem has reached 20 cm high. The flower is 8 mm wide.

   

Photo: Genlisea

 A zygomorphic flower has two lips: upper and lower. The lower lip is much larger and is 3-lobed. The upper lip is 2-lobed.

A flower is supported by a slender pedicel branching out of the tall peduncle (main flower stem).

Photo: Genlisea

 A long spur extends on the back. The flower length including the spur is about 9 mm.

Photo: Genlisea

Flowers of Genlisea are very similar to those of Utricularia, both of which belong to the family Lentibulariaceae.
Note a 5-lobed calyx of Genlisea. (A Utricularia calyx is 2-lobed.) 

Photo: Genlisea



Photo: Genlisea

A pollinator enters the flower through the gap between the upper and lower lips.

Photo: Genlisea

Photo: Genlisea
 

 Photo data: Nikon D300 with AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm F2.8.
Magnification !:! (shown here with slight cropping). F22 (effective f-aperture). 1/60. On-camera flash (TTL). Compensation +1.0EV.
ISO 200. RAW. Processed by Capture NX.

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