Drosera finlaysoniana Wall. ex Arn.

Companion to the Botanical Magazine 2 (22): 314 (1837)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Tuber absent. Stem simple, up to 50 cm long, flexile, pubescent. Leaves cauline, sessile, scattered, basal leaves recurved, central leaves spreading, upper leaves ascending; lamina narrowly linear, to c. 15 cm long, 2–3 mm wide, margins strongly revolute, petiole absent; stipules absent. Inflorescence cauline, lateral, spreading to ascending, a 1-sided scorpioid cyme, to c. 50 cm long, 3–25-flowered; peduncle to 50 cm long; bracts linear, 1–3 mm long; pedicels 6–18 mm long; sepals 5, ovate to narrowly oblong, 2–5 mm long, glandular, margin entire to serrulate, apex acute; petals 5, ovate to cuneate-obovate, 4–12 mm long, pink, orange or white; styles 3, each 2.5–5 mm long, each once divided from base to form 6 thickened ascending lobes.

RobP. Also WA, Qld, NSW. In Victoria, collected only from Eucalyptus camaldulensis-E. largiflorens woodlands subject to flooding at Hattah Lakes, but probably more widespread in suitable habitat. .

Source: Conn, B.J. (1996). Droseraceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Drosera indica L.).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-07-22

Barrett, R.L. & Lowrie, A. (2013). Typification and application of names in Drosera sections Arachnopus (Droseraceae) , Nuytsia 23: 527–541.

Lowrie, A., Nunn, R., Robinson, A., Bourke, G., McPherson, S. & Fleischmann, A. (2017). Drosera of the World , Redfern Natural History Productions , Poole, Dorset, England .

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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Caryophyllanae
family Droseraceae
genus Drosera
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Drosera finlaysoniana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Drosera finlaysoniana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Robinvale Plains present native