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Utricularia jameisoniana, Tatama National Park, Colombia Quite an interesting plant found in the cloud forest. This is a carnivorous plant, an epiphyte bladderwort. There isn&#039;t a whole lot of information online, but I believe it uses some kind of trip wire and pressure system to suck in small insects. Here you can see this mechanism in action on another species of this genus:<br />
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Utricularia jameisoniana, Tatama National Park, Colombia

Quite an interesting plant found in the cloud forest. This is a carnivorous plant, an epiphyte bladderwort. There isn't a whole lot of information online, but I believe it uses some kind of trip wire and pressure system to suck in small insects. Here you can see this mechanism in action on another species of this genus:

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  1. Have only heard of these -never seen pictures before. Thanks for sharing this Ferdie & for the video. Posted 10 days ago
    1. You're welcome, it's just as new to me. This cloud forest really had some fascinating plants in it, will share a few more soon. The video is not by me though, but I think you know that. It's one of few I could find that visualizes their behavior. Posted 10 days ago

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''Utricularia jamesoniana'' is a small perennial epiphyte carnivorous plant that belongs to the genus ''Utricularia''. ''U. jamesoniana'' is native to Central America, the Antilles, and northern and western South America. It can be found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela and on the islands of Guadeloupe, Hispaniola, Dominica, and Martinique. It was originally published and described by Daniel Oliver.. more

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Uploaded Dec 2, 2017. Captured Oct 17, 2017 09:43.
  • NIKON D810
  • f/8.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO2000
  • 105mm