The Carnivorous Plant FAQ v. 11.5
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The International Carnivorous Plant Society

Q: Byblis: range and conservation status

A: Byblis gigantea and Byblis lamellata are found only in the Perth region of Western Australia. As they are species with restricted ranges, they are at somewhat elevated conservation risk to to habitat destruction from urban sprawl.

Byblis liniflora occurs in a large area of northern Australia. The rest of the species in the Byblis liniflora complex live in a swath of land in northwestern Western Australia, near Kununurra and Darwin. A species of Byblis also occurs in southern New Guinea, and while this is usually considered to be Byblis liniflora, there is some speculation that these plants are actually Byblis filifolia.

Page citations: Conran, J.G. et al. 2002; Hartmeyer, S. 1997, 1998; Lowrie, A. & Conran, J.G. 1998; McPherson, S. 2008; Rice, B.A. 1993, 2006a; Schlauer, J. 2002; personal observations.

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Revised: September 2008
©Barry Rice, 2005