The Carnivorous Plant FAQ Field Trip Report -

New South Wales, Australia, in 2007

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A new taxon:
Ah, here is something new. This was growing on a small ledge in the road cut. It looks like the tuberous Drosera auriculata I showed you earlier in this report. However, unlike in those plants, the sepals are pubescent and are not glabrous. That means that these plants are Drosera peltata (or Drosera peltata subsp. peltata if you consider them the same species). These plants are clearly finishing up the season.

Something else I noticed is that most of the Drosera peltata plants I saw had horizontal stems near the lower part of the plant, and then at some point the stems took a 90° turn and became ascending. I think this is just because of disturbance the plants received at some point in their growth. These are erect plants, and are not scramblers.

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Revised: October 2007
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