Spoon-Leaf Sundew
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Spoon-Leaf Sundew
P Introduced Photo: S. Kasim
Common name: Spoon-Leaf Sundew
Botanical name: Drosera spatulata    Family: Droseraceae (Sundew family)
Synonyms: Drosera minutula, Drosera loureirii, Drosera lovellae

Spoon-Leaf Sundew is a variable perennial plant that produces small rosettes of numerous spoon-shaped leaves. This species is widely variable, but generally plants are about 4 cm across. Each leaf is attached to the central rosette by a narrow 8 mm long leaf-stalk that is only glandular on the upper half. Individual leaf blades are typically 5 mm long and 4 mm wide. In early summer, plants will produce 8 cm tall erect flowering stems with around six small white or pink flowers on each one-sided raceme-like inflorescence. Each flower can be up to 6 mm across. Spoon-Leaf Sundew is widely distributed in Asia and Australia.

Identification credit: S. Kasim Photographed in JNTBGRI, Palode, Kerala.

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