Utricularia and Genlisea - the Bladderworts and Corkscrew Plants

Bladderworts and Corkscrew plants are both members of the family Lentibulariaceae. Bladderworts are more widespread, found throughout the tropical and temperate regions of the world. The corkscrew plants are found in Africa, Madagascar and South America. Both genera are readily propagated from seed or plant material in soft media.


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