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Herbarium specimen. Copyright CSIRO
Drosera prolifera C.T.White
White, C.T. (1940) The Victorian Naturalist 57(5): 94. Type: Cook District: Thornton Peak (in sheltered places near the summit), alt. 4,000 ft. L.J.Brass, No. 2272 (flowers and immature fruits), 14/3/1932.
Sundew, Trailing; Trailing sundew
Perennial herb with fibrous roots. Stem 1-2 cm long. Small plantlets formed at the apex of old inflorescences.
Leaves up to 15 growing in a basal rosette; lamina orbicular-reniform, 8-11 x 10-13 mm, sparsely glandular; petioles winged, 20-35 mm long. Upper surface of the leaf blade clothed in glandular, sticky hairs; stipules 2 gland-tipped trichomes.
Inflorescences 1-2 per plant, 10-18 cm tall and sprasely glandular, 4-8 -flowered, with an apical vegetative shoot at maturity forming plantlets; bracts linear and 1-2 mm long; pedicels 3-5 mm long. Sepals lanceolate, 2-3 mm long. Petals obovate, 2.5-3 mm long, obtuse to truncate, red. Filaments dilated at the apex, bifid and ca. 0.5 mm long.
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Distribution and Ecology
Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)