Drosera spatulata var. gympiensis

Drosera spatulata var. gympiensis

Drosera spatulata var. gympiensis grows in southern Queensland. This form is distinguishd from Drosera spatulata var. spatulata by its floral scapes. The scapes are very short and borne close to the ground (in comparison to those of var. spatulata, which are held high above the ground). The sepals, peduncle and pedicels are covered in long glandular indumenta, which have a furry appearance (contrasted with the generally short glands which cover the scapes of var. spatulata). The flower is pink and very large relative to those of var. spatulata. Other aspects of the plant are similar to the standard variety.

Note that I have only observed this variety in cultivation.

Drosera spatulata var. gympiensis. Note the large flower size.
Drosera spatulata var. gympiensis. Note the dense covering of long glandular indumenta on the floral scape.
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