Drosera lasiantha
Drosera lasiantha

Drosera lasiantha

Drosera lasiantha is a pygmy sundew endemic to the Porongurup Range and nearby national park in southern Western Australia. It notably forms a towering stem of old growth, which can reach several centimetres high in the oldest specimens. Atop this stem is a raised rosette of leaves. The plant is very restricted in range, growing only on the laterite scree slopes of a few mountains.

The towering morphology is shared by Drosera gibsonii and D. scorpioides. Whilst their niches do not really overlap, Drosrea lasiantha can be distinguished by its flora scape, which is covered with a thick layer of woolly, non-glandular indumentum (That of D lasiantha only have short glands, whilst D. scorpioides has long glandular hairs).

Drosera lasiantha in situ
Drosera lasiantha in situ
Drosera lasiantha. Notice the long support roots that prop up the long stem.
An out of season flower scape. Whilst this is a poor example, notice the wooly non-glandular indumentum that covers the scape and sepals
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