Drosera madagascariensis DC.

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Drosera madagascariensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road near entrance John Meikle Forestry Estate, Stapleford

Drosera madagascariensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road near entrance John Meikle Forestry Estate, Stapleford

Drosera madagascariensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road near entrance John Meikle Forestry Estate, Stapleford

Drosera madagascariensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road near entrance John Meikle Forestry Estate, Stapleford

Drosera madagascariensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road near entrance John Meikle Forestry Estate, Stapleford

Drosera madagascariensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road near entrance John Meikle Forestry Estate, Stapleford

Drosera madagascariensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Circular Drive, Nyanga NP

Drosera madagascariensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Circular Drive, Nyanga NP

Drosera madagascariensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Circular Drive, Nyanga NP

Drosera madagascariensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Circular Drive, Nyanga NP

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Synonyms: Drosera congolana Taton
Drosera ramentacea sensu Eyles
Common names: Sundew (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small insectivorous perennial herb. Leaves alternate along a stem, clustered and erect towards the apex, deflexed lower down, spathulate, covered in stalked sticky glands to trap insects, sparsely hairy below. Petiole 1-3 cm long, hairy or hairless above, usually hairy below. Flowering stem arising laterally, curving to become erect. Inflorescence 2-14-flowered. Flowers pink or purple, often do not open.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: madagascariensis: of Madagascar
Habitat: In marshes, bogs and swamps.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:All year
Worldwide distribution: Throughout tropical Africa and South Africa as far as KwaZulu-Natal. Also in Madagascar.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 13 March 2012
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 28 - 29. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 138. (Includes a picture).

Laundon, J.R. (1978). Droseraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 67 - 68. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 54.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 80.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Drosera madagascariensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=124780, retrieved 25 August 2016

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