Re: stow-away
Tue, 23 May 1995 10:41:26 +1000

Hope this useful
D peltata Hairy calyx, yellow green not long stalk, has a rosette on
emergence from dormancy
D auriculata No hairs on calyx, purple green long stalk, no rosette
Both these have "smiley" shaped leaves. Plants from northern Oz merge
together, and in PNG there is only one form.

There are dozens of similar species from Western Oz. MOST of them have
circular leaves.

Leaves are usually produced from leaf junctions when the main stalk has
ceased growing (ie after flowering)

Your plant will go dormant any time now, if grown under natural light (You
should be getting about 18 hrs daylight by now)

Volume 8 of "The Flora of Australia" (pub AGPS) describes about 50 D species.

>I received a hitch-hiker tuberous drosera from a friend. It is
>approximately 8 inches tall has peltate leaves, white petals single
>stalked and has more traps emerging from each junction of where the
>trap stalk attaches to the main stem. How can I tell if this is D.
>auriculata or peltata (Could it even be something else?) I looked at
>Lowrie's Vol I and didn't notice any traps being formed in t he trap
>junction. My "identifying ability needs work" Also in the Pacific NW U
>SA when can I assume these will start to go dormant? Thanks Kirk