Utricularia tenella

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Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Lowan Mallee, Wimmera, Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory (CDEHJKNPRT) also WA, SA, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Wet heaths and winter-wet depressions in woodlands 1

Flower Description:

Lilac, mauve or violet 1


Small carnivorous terrestrial perennial 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The calyx is 4- lobed (not 2-lobed as in U. lateriflora and U. dichotoma) 1


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Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria