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Drosera zigzagia

D. zizagia is a small erect species which may reach up to 10 cm in height. Larger plants may branch to produce about 20 flowers.
The tubers are white or rarely yellowish white. The flowers are yellow. Unfortunately, may camera has some difficulties to capture the correct flower colour.

The name of this species quite refers to the stem which grows in a zigzag manner. The leaves are solitary, but the plant may branch from the leaf axils resulting in a bush-like appearance of a single plant. Such large plants may be too heavy to for the stem and they may topple over at some stage of the flowering season.

The combination of habitus, size and flower colour is unique among the tuberous drosera and therefore a flowering plant of D. zigzagia is easy to identify. Drosera salina shares some characteristics, but it is smaller and white flowered.

Drosera zigzagia is certainly one of my most favourite species with its compact habitus.

You can find a full description of this species here: http://florabase.dec.wa.gov.au/nuytsia/search?authors=&title=drosera&abstract=&published_on=&volume=&part= (scroll down, pdf currently unfortunately not available): A. Lowrie, A taxonomic review of the yellow-flowered tuberous species of Drosera (Droseraceae) from south-west Western Australia, Nuytsia 13 (1): 7587 (1999)



tubers

tuber





Flowering plant. Please note the zigzag-form of the stem and the branching in the upper parts

Flowering plants

single flowering plant. A branched plants can produce more than 20 flower buds and it can open many of them on the same day.

Flowering plants

typical single flower

One of my clones regularly produces flowers with 6 petals

typical single flower

close-up of flower

close-up of flower

leaf

leaf with prey

leaf

leaf

seedlings







 

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