Drosera marchantii

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Drosera marchantii
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Droseraceae
Genus: Drosera
Subgenus: Drosera subg. Ergaleium
Section: Drosera sect. Ergaleium
Species: D. marchantii
Binomial name
Drosera marchantii
  • D. marchantii subsp. marchantii
  • D. marchantii subsp. prophylla N.G.Marchant & Lowrie

Drosera marchantii is an erect perennial tuberous species in the carnivorous plant genus Drosera. It is endemic to Western Australia and grows in a variety of habitats, including swampy areas and hilltops in laterite-silica sand soils. D. marchantii produces small, circular, peltate carnivorous leaves along stiff stems that can be 10–40 cm (4–16 in) high. Its pink flowers emerge from June to October.[1][2][3]

Drosera marchantii was first described and named by Larry Eugene DeBuhr in 1975. In 1992, N. G. Marchant and Allen Lowrie published the formal description of D. marchantii subsp. prophylla, a subspecies that is distinguished by its white flowers, smaller height, and numerous bracts (prophylls) on the lower part of the stem. It has only been found in a small area north of Perth and is listed by Western Australia's Department of Environment and Conservation as a priority three poorly known taxon on the Declared Rare and Priority Flora List.[4][5]

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  1. ^ "Drosera marchantii". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
  2. ^ D'Amato, Peter. 1998. The Savage Garden: Cultivating Carnivorous Plants. Ten Speed Press: Berkeley, California. pp. 157.
  3. ^ Rice, Barry. 2009. The tuberous erect & scrambling Drosera. The Carnivorous Plant FAQ. Accessed online: 29 August 2009.
  4. ^ "Drosera marchantii subsp. prophylla". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
  5. ^ Marchant, N. G., and Lowrie, A. 1992. New names and new combinations in 34 taxa of Western Australian tuberous and pygmy Drosera. Kew Bulletin, 47(2): 315-328.