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  Drosera burmanni (red form)
  Family Name : Droseraceae

  Synonyms : Drosera burmanni, Drosera burmanni 'Humpty Doo'

  Common Names : Burmese Sundew

 
Burmese Sundew
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Growth Form :
      Herbaceous Plant
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Annual
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic, Heterotrophic (Insectivorous / Carnivorous)
      Plant Shape :
      Rounded
      Maximum Height :
      2 cm
      Maximum Plant Spread / Crown Width :
      2 cm
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Australia
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Small, compact rosette up to about 2 cm wide.
      Foliage: The spathulate leaves are lined with glandular trichomes and arranged in a tight rosette.
      Flowers: The inflorescence (known as a scape) produces a long, thin stalk which reaches over 30 cm long. Each flower is composed of 5 white, obovate petals arranged in a star-shaped pattern.
      Fruits: The dry, dehiscent fruit is known as a capsule.
      Habitat :
      The red form of Drosera burmanni originates from Humpty Doo, Australia. Humpty Doo is sometimes used as a cultivar name for this form.
      Cultivation :
      Although this cultivar is often considered an annual, you can prolong its lifespan with regular feeding. It is particularly important to feed the plant during flowering, because some plants with inadequate nutrition will die after flowering. In the absence of insects, you can feed the plant by grinding up fish food, making a paste with a little water and applying a small piece on the tentacles. This cultivar will only become bright red under full sun or bright artificial lights.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Lots of Water
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      White
      FlowerTexture(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
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Mature Fruit Colour(s) [Angiosperms & Gymnosperms] :
      Black, Brown
      Mature Fruit Texture(s) :
      Papery
      Fruit Classification :
      Simple Fruit
      Fruit Type :
      Dehiscent Dry Fruit

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