Drosera indica

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Drosera indica
Drosera indica (Gawati Davbindu) in Narsghapur, AP W IMG 0951.jpg
D. indica in Narsapur, Medak district, India
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Droseraceae
Genus: Drosera
Species: D. indica
Binomial name
Drosera indica

Drosera indica is an insectivorous plant, a sundew native to tropical countries throughout the world, from Australia and Asia to Africa, but absent from the neotropics.[1] Together with D. hartmeyerorum it makes up the section Arachnopus.


Drosera indica with trapped insects, Kumbla, Kerala

D. indica is an unbranched, annual herbaceous plant, supported by a fibrous root system and reaching a height of 5–50 cm (2–20 in). Leaves are narrowly linear, up to 10 cm [4 in] long with 1-1.5 cm [0.4-0.6 in] pedicels.[2] Young plants stand upright, while older ones form scrambling stems with only the newest growth exhibiting an upright habit. The plant can be yellow-green to maroon in color. Flower petals can be white, pink, orange, or purple.[2] Its chromosome count is 2n=28.[3]


  1. ^ Schlauer, J. 2011. World Carnivorous Plant List - Nomenclatural Synopsis of Carnivorous Phanerogamous Plants. Retrieved 30 March 2011.
  2. ^ a b Lowrie, Alan. 1998. Carnivorous Plants of Australia, volume 3. University of Western Australia Press. p. 180.
  3. ^ Kondo, K. 1969. Chromosome numbers of carnivorous plants. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club, 96(3): 322-328.

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