Drosera aberrans (Lowrie & Carlquist) Lowrie & Conran

Telopea 12: 151 (2008) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Stoloniferous perennial. Tuber ellipsoid to globose. Stem reduced. Stipules absent. Leaves in flat basal rosette, spathulate, sessile, (10–)13–25 mm long. Inflorescence axillary, reduced, racemose, 1-c. 6-flowered (appearing to be a cluster of several single flowers), up to c. 30 mm long; bracts absent; pedicels 15–22 mm long; sepals 5, elliptic, 4.8–7 mm long, glabrous; margin entire; apex subacute, often with an occasional tooth; petals 5, more or less obovate, 8–12 mm long; apex truncate to shallowly notched, white or pink; styles 3, each divided into many filiform segments. Flowers Jun.–Oct.

Brid, CVU, DunT, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MuM, NIS, OtP, OtR, Strz, VRiv, VVP, WaP, Wim. Also SA, NSW. On clay-rich soils or sandy soils overlying clays in herbfields, heath-land and open-forest.

Suspected as poisonous to livestock.

Treated as Drosera whittakeri in the previous Flora of Victoria treatment (Conn 1996). Drosera whittakeri only occurs in South Australia, and is distinguished from D. aberrans by the absence of stolons and greater number of flowers.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-07-31
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2017-12-27
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Drosera aberrans in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Drosera aberrans in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales