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Drosera allantostigma

Family Name: Droseraceae
Full Sun: 6-8h Lots of Water Interiorscape / Indoor Plant Herbaceous


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic, Heterotrophic
Plant Shape Rounded, Compact
Maximum Plant Spread / Crown Width 1 cm to 2 cm


Native Distribution Western Australia
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Temperate
Local Conservation Status 1 Exotic

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Miniature, rosette-forming sundew up to about 2 cm wide.
Foliage The round leaves are distributed radially in a tight rosette. The leave are covered in red tentacles which bear a drop of sticky, elastic dew at the tip. The dew is composed of polysaccharides and water. The tentacles on the leaf margin tend to be longer than the ones closer to the centre.
Flowers The white, star-shaped flowers occur in one-sided, curled clusters.
Cultivation This species grows best in acidic soil media with very little nutrients, such as a 1:1 mix of sand and peat. The media should be kept consistently moist.

Landscaping Features

Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Waterlogged Soils (Does not Drain Site), Poor Infertile Soils, Acidic (low pH) Soils
Landscape Uses Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting
Thematic Landscaping Carnivorous Garden

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Lots of Water
Propagation Method Seed


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green - Light Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Sticky
Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) Green - Light Green
Young Flush Texture(s) Sticky
Foliar Modification Sticky Trap
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Arrangement Along Stem Rosulate / Rosette
Foliar Attachment to Stem Petiolate
Foliar Shape(s) Non-Palm Foliage (Orbicular / Round)
Foliar Margin Entire
Foliar Apex - Tip Rounded
Foliar Base Cuneate
Typical Foliar Area Nanophyll ( 0.25cm2 - 2.25 cm2 )

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) White
Flower Texture(s) Smooth
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence

Fruit, Seed & Spore

Mature Fruit Colour(s) - Angiosperms and Gymnosperms Brown
Fruit Classification Simple Fruit
Fruit Type 1 Dehiscent Dry Fruit

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Master ID 32861
Species ID 7275
Species record last updated on: 17 May 2019.