Utricularia calycifida ‘Mrs Marsh’


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One (1) 2 inch x 2 inch plug of Utricularia calycifida ‘Mrs Marsh’

History about this plant:

Utricularia calycifida ‘Mrs. Marsh’

In an article on Utricularia calycifida (Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 21:1-2, p9-13, 1992) I discussed a clone that I referred to as “spotted flower.” This unestablished epithet is being abandoned, and the cultivar name Utricularia calycifida ‘Mrs. Marsh is being established in its place.

I described the flower of Utricularia ‘Mrs. Marsh’ in detail in that article, and for convenience I am using the “Figure 2” that appeared on page 12 as a photographic standard. In summary, Utricularia ‘Mrs. Marsh’ can be recognized by its small white to pale-lilac flower. The corolla lips are decorated with small purplish-brown spots which are sometimes stretched into streaks. The orange-yellow palate splotch is edged in brown. The overall effect is remarkably similar to the patterning on some frogs or tiger cowrie sea shells (Cypraea tigris). The leaves are strap shaped, and are purplish only when growing rapidly.

This plant self fertilizes readily and produces seed which breed true. Some seedlings are vigorous than others, so this plant is best reproduced vegetatively.

Utricularia calycifida ‘Mrs. Marsh’ was first given to me (without a cultivar name) by the noted Arizonan carnivorous plant grower, Paul McMillan. The cultivar name was nominated and submitted for registration by me on 22 October 1999. The name commemorates the second wife of Captain Obed Marsh, from H.P, Lovecraft’s tale, The Shadow Over Innsmouth. This mysterious figure was known for her froglike appearance and strange affinity to water.

BARRY MEYERS-RICE • Davis, CA • USA from ICPS Carnivorous Plant Newsletter

You will need to provide additional sphagnum moss or peat/perlite and a container.

They grow in bright indirect light.
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