Drosera arcturi Hook.

Alpine Sundew

J. Bot. (Hooker) 1: 247 (1834) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Tuber absent. Stem usually short, 20–50(–100) mm long, mostly underground, old leaf-bases persistent. Leaves in basal open rosette, more or less linear, 20–80 mm long, slightly narrowed basally so that petiole not readily distinguishable from lamina, sheathing at base; stipules absent. Inflorescence axillary, 1(–2), 20–120 mm long, 1(–2)-flowered; bracts linear-triangular, 2–5 mm long; sepals 5, narrowly elliptic, 5–9 mm long, shortly connate at base, glabrous, margin entire, apex obtuse; petals 5, obovate, 6–11 mm long, white, apex obtuse; styles 3 or 4, thick, with stigmas capitate or reniform. Flowers Dec.–Feb.

HNF, HSF, VAlp. Also NSW, Tas. New Zealand. Usually occurs in moist shallow depressions of wet heaths and bogs, often with Sphagnum.

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
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Drosera arcturi in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Drosera arcturi in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

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New South Wales