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South Australian endemic Drosera

Did you know the majority of Drosera are found here in Australia? Seeing these plants in their natural habitat is very rewarding and at times a stunning site. South Australia has many Drosera endemic to the Southern Mount Lofty Ranges and beyond.

Drosera aberrans
Drosera aff. stricticaulis
Drosera aphylla, nom.illeg.
Drosera auriculata
Drosera binata
Drosera bulbosa var. praefolia
Drosera finlaysoniana
Drosera foliosa, nom.illeg., non Elliott(1821)
Drosera glanduligera
Drosera gracilis
Drosera hookeri
Drosera macrantha ssp. planchonii
Drosera macrantha var. stricticaulis
Drosera menziesii var. albiflora
Drosera peltata
Drosera peltata ssp. auriculata
Drosera peltata ssp. peltata
Drosera peltata var. auriculata
Drosera peltata var. gracilis
Drosera peltata var. peltata
Drosera planchonii
Drosera praefolia
Drosera pygmaea
Drosera schmutzii
Drosera sp. Rigid (R.J.Bates 2268)
Drosera stricticaulis
Drosera whittakeri
Drosera whittakeri ssp. aberrans
Drosera whittakeri ssp. praefolia
Drosera whittakeri ssp. whittakeri
Drosera whittakeri var. praefolia

For more information on these species, including areas where these species occur, take a look at Seeds of South Australia.

A great pocket guide I recommend is Common Wildflowers of the Mount Lofty Ranges (ISBN: 759010390), it’s a great field guide to many endemic plants found in the Mount Lofty Ranges, including Drosera. You may also like to refer to the Census of South Australian Vascular Plants.

Remember, you need a permit to collect plant material, including seed. Collecting material without a permit is prohibited.

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