This is another new arrival and yet another epiphytic Utricularia species.
Apparently, there is more than one clone of Utricularia asplundii out there in cultivation, with at least one of them being very difficult to coax flowers from - this isn't that one.
This one supposedly flowers nonstop.
In fact, it was shipped out on the 16th of September, arrived on the 20th and stayed in it's shipping bag until the 28th, when it was eventually potted up into its current pot.
It came with unopened flowers on a flower stalk, but I just assumed that it would abort those flowers.
But that wasn't the case with this dependable fellow.
With a Canadian Federal Election approaching soon on October 21, and politicians promising Canadian voters everything, it would be nice if those eventual winners were able to follow through on their election promises the way this clone follows through with its flowering.
The promise of a chicken in every pot is unlikely to manifest for all of us, but that would certainly be better than getting a U. subulata in every pot.
Olde CP nuts never die - they just recommit themselves...
Yeah, the Corona virus spreads relatively slowly, compared to how fast a dose of subulata or bisquamata can completely spread their way through an otherwise clean collection.
The seedy, weedy ones can do that, but they can all be made to be better neighbors, with better fences. (As in quarantined colonies, growing in sealed off enclosures, that they will without a doubt try to escape from anyway, and at one point, succeed at).
They're kinda like keeping hermit crabs, they're gonna try to get out, so their enclosures have to be kept on high security lock-down at all times.