Drosera bicolor

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Drosera bicolor
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Droseraceae
Genus: Drosera
Subgenus: Drosera subg. Ergaleium
Section: Drosera sect. Ergaleium
Species: D. bicolor
Binomial name
Drosera bicolor
Lowrie & Carlquist

Drosera bicolor is an erect perennial tuberous species in the genus Drosera that is endemic to Western Australia. It produces a basal rosette of leaves similar to that of D. peltata and the stem grows to 11 cm (4 in) high. Its white flowers that have a red spot near the petal base emerge from September to October. D. bicolor grows in deep silica sand on heathland along the upper Phillips River and south-east of Lake King.[1][2]

Drosera bicolor was first described by Allen Lowrie and Sherwin Carlquist in 1992.[3] Lowrie notes in his book Carnivorous Plants of Australia that this species is distinct from other related species, including D. peltata and D. salina, by its bicoloured flowers and the arrangement of its petioles and number of flowers.[2] Some, however, consider this species to simply be a variety or synonymous with D. peltata, though this opinion has not been formally published.[4]

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  1. ^ "Drosera bicolor". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife. 
  2. ^ a b Lowrie, Allen. 1998. Carnivorous Plants of Australia: Volume 3. University of Western Australia Press. pp. 148.
  3. ^ International Organization for Plant Information (IOPI). "Plant Name Search Results" (HTML). International Plant Names Index. Retrieved 5 August 2009. 
  4. ^ Schlauer, J. 2009. World Carnivorous Plant List - Nomenclatural Synopsis of Carnivorous Phanerogamous Plants. Accessed online: 5 August 2009.

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