Drosera cistiflora L.
  • Pl. Rar. Afr.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Drosera cistiflora L. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000945870. Accessed on: 25 Oct 2020'

Morphology

Slender perennial to 40 cm. Leaves dimorphic, sometimes uniform, lower radical or lacking, oblanceolate, cauline leaves linear, exstipulate. Flowers l-few in subcorymbose cymes, large, white, yellow, mauve to purple or red, with dark centre, stigmas multifid.

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    Slender, usually caulescent herbs 10-40 cm high, variable, the basal rosette absent at times. Roots 1-2, long, swollen, densely matted with root hairs. Stems (often reduced to scapes) unbranched, densely glandular pubescent. Leaves apetiolate (occasionally with an ill-defined sulcate petiole), exstipulate, dimorphous; primary leaves basal, rosulate, narrowly obovate, 12-20(-30) mm long, base attenuate, bearing both types of tentacles; cauline leaves laxly spaced, alternate, linear to linear-lanceolate, 2-4 cm long, 1-4 mm broad, apex acute, with some very long knob-bearing tentacles at the apex and along the upper margin and with numerous shorter ones. Inflorescence terminal, 1-several-flowered, the thin pedicels up to 3 cm. Calyx-lobes acute, about 9 mm long. Petals broadly obovate, up to 2 cm long, notched at the apex, white, yellow, mauve, pink, purple, dark red (Malmesbury district), with a dark green base. Stamens with short dark green filaments, connective rhomboid with the locules diverging. Styles divided from the base, long, patent-erect, apical stigmatic areas flabellately multifid. Capsule turbinate; seed ovoid-ellipsoid, brown, minutely honey-combed.

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    Habitat

    Damp sandy flats.

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    On hill slopes and flats in moist sandy fynbos areas and in clearings.

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    Distribution

    Namaqualand to Port Elizabeth.

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    Widespread and common in the Cape winter rainfall region from Namaqualand to Port Elizabeth.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 Manning, JC; Goldblatt, P. 2012. Droseraceae. 480 - 481. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
    • 2 Obermeyer, AA. 1970. Droseraceae. Fl. S. Africa 13: 187 - 201. Dept. Agric. and Technical Services, Pretoria.
    • 3 Pl. Rar. Afr.

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    Droseraceae
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    e-Flora of South Africa
    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
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