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Drosera pallidaD. pallida is a climbing species reaching up to 150 cm in length. This species produces few bracts scattered along the lower part of the stem. The leaves are arranged in groups of 3 along the remainder of the glabrous stem. The tubers are white. This species can be easily distinguished from D. macrantha by the glabrous nature of the stem.
Allen Lowrie states in his Magnum Opus: Like in the D. macrantha complex (...) there is also some variation in the D. pallida complex. (...) Further studies of these D. pallida taxa, including the variant with the fine, very flexuose main axis from the south coast, may reveal that one or more of them warrant specific rank.
Northern Woodland FormI obtained a couple of medium sized tubers in summer 2012. They had a bend shape (more or less kidney-like) and looked quite strange. Unfortunately, I did not take any pictures at that time, but at least the small tubers on the picture below show this shape.
The leaves of this form seem to be always bend downward.
South Coast FormThese are plants grown from seeds some years back. The tubers seem to stay much smaller (about 1 cm in diameter) than for the form without location information.
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