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Drosera indica Linn.


Description from Flora of China

Drosera makinoi Masamune.

Herbs annual, with fibrous roots. Stem unbranched, erect or procumbent, 2-50 cm, not forming tubers below ground, pubescent with short, glandular hairs. Leaves cauline, alternate, sparse; stipule absent or reduced and hairlike; petiole 5-10 mm, flattened or narrowed, glabrous; leaf blade simple, light green or red, narrowly linear, 2-12 cm × 1-3 mm, pubescent or glabrous, apex acute. Inflorescence axillary or leaf opposed, 6-50 cm, glandular; raceme 1-30-flowered; peduncle to 12 cm; bracts linear, 6-8 mm; pedicels 0.6-1.5 cm. Sepals 5, united near base, yellowish green, lanceolate to narrowly oblong, 3-5 × 1-2 mm, glandular, margin entire. Petals white, light red, orange, or reddish violet, obovate to oblanceolate, 5-10 × 3-4 mm, veined. Stamens 5, 3-5 mm, papillose. Ovary terete, obovate, or subglobose, 1-2 mm; placentas 3; styles 3, deeply 2-parted nearly to base, usually incurved; stigma simple, 2-3 mm. Capsule globose-obovoid, 3-valved, 4-6 mm. Seeds black, small; venation thick and scrobiculate. Fl. and fr. all year. 2n = 28*.

Wet places, soggy soils; sea level to 600 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Taiwan [Africa, E and SE Asia, Australia].


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