Zamudio & R.Z. Ortega first described this plant in 1994.
The plant is close related to Pinguicula gypsicola and you will
find P. moctezumae only in the canyon of Rio Moctezuma, Mexico.
There, the plant is growing in moist niches of the chalkstone
rocks of the canyon. The leaves are long and narrow and can reach
a length of 10 cm / 4 inches. At the base the leaf has a diameter
of nearly 1 cm / 0.4 inches. When it is getting drier in winter
the plant is changing for a shot time to a dormancy form without
carnivorous leaves. The plant is flowering with a big (1.5 inches in diamater) rurple flower.
My plant is growing in a terrarium together with Pinguicula
emarginata. The soil is only moist. Too wet soil (because of water
tray method) is also deadly like real dry soil. Temperature: The
whole year the terrarium is standing in the living room.
Pic 1 & 2: The whloe plant - Photo 2 shows the plant with a flower sprout.
Pic 3 & 4: The plant with unusual prey.
Pic 5 & 6: Close up of the flower
Pic 7: The fruit with seeds. Pic 8: The young seedlings.