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Drosera rupicola

A species with 3-5 semi-erect stems reaching up to 15 cm in length mostly arising from the centre of a basal rosette of leaves. Three different colorations can be found, even growing side by side: golden-green, reddish or bronze. The leaves are arranged in whorls (3-4 leaves per whorl).
Inflorescences arise from the basal rosette but sometimes also from lower axils of the semi-erect stems. The flowers are white and stay open for several days.

The tuber is orange to red.

You can find a full description of this species here: http://florabase.dec.wa.gov.au/science/nuytsia/412.pdf (the download may be slow): Lowrie, A taxonomic revision of Drosera section Stolonifera (Droseraceae) from south-west Western Australia, Nuytsia 15(3): 355393 (2005); (file size 3.9 MB)

tubers

tubers

The tubers can nearly measure 2 cm in diameter, but it takes a few years to reach this size

 

 

seedling

seedlings

Germinating seed and seedlings

 

 





red plants

leaf

plants

flweoring plants

flowers

flower

close-up of flower





golden green plants

leaf

flowering plants

flower

flowers

flowers

six-petalled flower





time course of catching prey

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