Drosera madagascariensis DC.

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Drosera madagascariensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau below Nhandore peak, Mt Gorongosa.

Drosera madagascariensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau below Nhandore peak, Mt Gorongosa.

Drosera madagascariensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau below Nhandore peak, Mt Gorongosa.

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Synonyms: Drosera congolana Taton
Drosera ramentacea sensu Eyles
Common names: Sundew (English)
Status: Native
Small insectivorous perennial herb. Leaves alternate along a stem, clustered and erect towards the apex, deflexed lower down, spathulate, covered in stalked sticky glands to trap insects, sparsely hairy below. Petiole 1-3 cm long, hairy or hairless above, usually hairy below. Flowering stem arising laterally, curving to become erect. Inflorescence 2-14-flowered. Flowers pink or purple, often do not open.
Notes: Similar to the less common D. affinis. See Key to species for differences.
Derivation of specific name: madagascariensis: of Madagascar
Habitat: In marshes, bogs and swamps.
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Flowering time:All year
Worldwide distribution: Throughout tropical Africa and South Africa as far as KwaZulu-Natal. Also in Madagascar.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z
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Content last updated: Sunday 30 May 2010

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 28 - 29. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 138. (Includes a picture).

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Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 52.

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Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 39.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 46.

Roodt, V. (2011). Wild flowers, Waterplants and Grasses of the Okavango Delta and Kalahari "Did You Know" nature series Struik Nature for Veronica Roodt Publications Page 77. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 54.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 80.

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Flora of Botswana: Drosera madagascariensis
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Drosera madagascariensis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Drosera madagascariensis
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Drosera madagascariensis
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Tropicos: Drosera madagascariensis
Wikipedia: Drosera madagascariensis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Drosera madagascariensis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=124780, retrieved 2 October 2023

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