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Drosera aliciae Raym.-Hamet

Family Name: Droseraceae
Full Sun: 6-8h Lots of Water Ornamental Foliage Herbaceous


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Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Name Authority

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic, Heterotrophic (Insectivorous / Carnivorous)
Plant Shape Rounded, Broad / Mushroom / Hemispherical
Maximum Height 3 cm
Maximum Plant Spread / Crown Width 5 cm

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Non-tuberous sundew which forms rosettes up to 5 cm wide.
Foliage Spathulate leaves (2.5 cm long, 7 mm wide) are red under full sun and bright green under shade. Leaves form mound-shaped rosettes.
Flowers The inflorescence (known as a scape) is 40 cm high and bears 2-12 purple flowers (2 cm wide).
Habitat Occurs in mossy or wet, sandy areas with afternoon mist.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Lots of Water

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower & Plant Sexuality 1 Bisexual Flowers
Flower Colour(s) Purple
Flower Texture(s) Smooth
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flower Location Terminal
Flower Symmetry Radial
Individual Flower Shape Stellate / Star-shaped
Inflorescence Type Scape
Flowering Period Free-Flowering
Flowering Opening Time Daytime
Flower Lifespan on Plant 1 Day
Flowering Habit Polycarpic

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Master ID 32886
Species ID 7300
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Species record last updated on: 20 April 2020.