Drosera binata Labill.Nov.Holl

Forked Sundew

Pl. 1: 78, t. 105 (1805) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tuber absent. Stem reduced, stolons often present. Leaves in basal rosette, erect; petiole slender, 4–30 cm long, glabrous; lamina once to twice divided into narrowly linear lobes 2–10 cm long, curled inwards when young; stipules membranous, 3–5 mm long. Inflorescences 1 or 2, up to 3-branched, each branch a 15–30-flowered raceme, to 50 cm long; bracts linear, 1–2 mm long; pedicels 5-mm long; sepals 5, ovate, 6–7 mm long, glabrous, margin ± entire to serrulate, apex acute or laciniate; petals 5, obovate, 9–14 mm long, white; styles 3, each 1–2.5 mm long, with a few dichotomous branches. Flowers mainly Sep.–Mar.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, MonT, OtP, OtR, VAlp, VVP, WPro. Also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. New Zealand. Occurs in swamps with wet sand and sandy peat, on creekbanks and rocky ledges.

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.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Caryophyllanae
family Droseraceae
genus Drosera
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Drosera binata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Drosera binata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory