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Utricularia chrysantha R.Br.
Sun Bladderwort
Widespread across northern Australia, forming carpets of colour in places. The forms  from Mareeba and Cooktown are paler and have less flowers per stem. This species was collected by Banks and Solander at Cooktown in 1770.

     
  Utricularia chrysantha Utricularia chrysantha
 
  Description:Flowers Description:Massed flowers on edge of creek
  Location:Little Merton Falls, Mitchell River National Park, Western Australia Location:Little Merton Falls, Mitchell River National Park, Western Australia
  GPS coordinates:14°49.3032S, 125°43.0776E GPS coordinates:14°49.3032S, 125°43.0776E
  Date of photo:17 July  2016 Date of photo:17 July  2016
Field No.:5080 Field No.:5080
       Utricularia chrysantha
Utricularia chrysantha
 
Description:Flowers Description:Flower
Location:Jardine Swamp, Cape York Peninsula, North Queensland Location:Peninsula Development Rd ,Cape York Peninsula, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:11°06.170S 14220.170E GPS coordinates:14°32.007S 145°25.735E
Date of photo:11 July  2010 Date of photo:10 July  2010
Field No.:719D Field No.:711
Utricularia chrysantha Utricularia chrysantha
 
Description: Flowers Description: Plants on roadside
Location:Cardwell, North Queensland Location:Cardwell, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:18°17.529S 14602.6664E GPS coordinates:18°17.529S 14602.6664E
Date of photo:22 April  2011 Date of photo:22 April  2011
Field No.:844 Field No.:844
  Utricularia chrysantha Utricularia chrysantha
 
  Description:Flowers Description:Plants in habitat
  Location:Lappa to Mt Garnet Rd, North Queensland Location:Lappa to Mt Garnet Rd, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates: 17°25.445S 14454.921E GPS coordinates: 17°25.445S 14454.921E
  Date of photo:3 June 2012 Date of photo: 3 June 2012
Field No.:1065 voucher specimen Field No.:1065 voucher specimen
 
Utricularia chrysantha - paler form
 
Utricularia chrysantha Utricularia chrysantha
 
Description:Flower (paler form) Description:Flower opening (paler form)
Location:Granite Gorge, Mareeba, North Queensland Location:Granite Gorge, Mareeba, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:17°03.211S 14521.709E GPS coordinates:17°03.211S 14521.709E
  Date of photo:3 April 2011 Date of photo:3 April 2011
  Field No.:831 Field No.:831
Utricularia chrysantha Utricularia chrysantha
Description:Flower (paler form) Description:Flower (paler form) - side view
Location:Isabella Falls, Cooktown, North Queensland Location:Isabella Falls, Cooktown, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:15˚18.3162S, 14500.7236E GPS coordinates:15˚18.3162S, 14500.7236E
Date of photo:21 April 2019 Date of photo:21 April 2019
Field No.:7666 voucher specimen Field No.:7666 voucher specimen
     
  Utricularia chrysantha Utricularia chrysantha
 
  Description:Flower (paler form) - rear view Description:Fruit (paler form)
  Location:Isabella Falls, Cooktown, North Queensland Location:Isabella Falls, Cooktown, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:15˚18.3162S, 14500.7236E GPS coordinates:15˚18.3162S, 14500.7236E
  Date of photo:21 April 2019 Date of photo:21 April 2019
  Field No.:7666 voucher specimen Field No.:7666 voucher specimen
     
  Utricularia chrysantha Utricularia chrysantha
 
  Description:Leaves and traps (paler form) Description:Traps (paler form)
  Location:Isabella Falls, Cooktown, North Queensland Location:Isabella Falls, Cooktown, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:15˚18.3162S, 14500.7236E GPS coordinates:15˚18.3162S, 14500.7236E
  Date of photo:21 April 2019 Date of photo:21 April 2019
  Field No.:7666 voucher specimen Field No.:7666 voucher specimen


References (accessed 2 May 2019):

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

http://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/7130

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

 

 

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Utricularia chrysantha