Drosera pygmaea DC.

Tiny Sundew

Prodr. 1: 317 (1824) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tuber absent. Stem reduced. Leaves in basal convex rosette, peltate; petiole slender, 2–5 mm long; lamina orbicular to obovate, 1–2 mm diam.; stipules 3–5 mm long, deeply 3-lobed with each lobe laciniate; minute, lens-shaped asexual propagules often produced in centre of rosette. Inflorescences axillary, 1–6, 5–45 mm long, 1-flowered; bracts absent; sepals 4, oblong to elliptic, 1.5–2 mm long, glabrous, margin entire, apex obtuse; petals 4, subspathulate, 1.5–2.5 mm long, white; styles 4, filiform with stigmas slightly club-shaped. Flowers mainly Sep.–Feb.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HSF, LoM, MuM, OtP, OtR, Strz, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also WA, SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. New Zealand. Occurs in damp soils in swamps and heathlands.

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 pygmaea in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Drosera pygmaea in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain 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
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory