Drosera gibsonii

Drosera gibsonii

Drosera gibsonii is a species of pygmy sundew that is distinguished by a small rosette atop an attractive stem of old growth. The species was formally described in 2007 and is only known from a few slopes in the Stirling Range in Western Australia. Given its limited distribution within the boundaries of a national park, the species has been afforded Priority 2 conservation status.

Drosera gibsonii

It is somewhat similar to Drosera dichrosepala, Drosera scorpioides and Drosera lasiantha, but can be distinguised by the indumentum of the floral scape. The peduncle is densely covered with small glandular trichomes and lack long non-gladular hairs, as opposed to the almost glabrous peduncle of Drosera dichrosepala and the wooly scapes of Drosera lasiantha and scorpioides.

Drosera gibsonii. This specimen is a few years old. Note the long support stilt root.
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