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CPs from Victoria, south eastern AustraliaSome CP images taken in the state of Victoria in south eastern Australia from the past few years. When I fir


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Some CP images taken in the state of Victoria in south eastern Australia from the past few years. When I first joined the forum over 10 years ago now, many of these had different names. There will be more name changes in the next few years which will hopefully clear up some of the current confusion in the south east of Australia.

I’m not sure what to call the first species anymore as it doesn’t fit into any of the current descriptions of upright tuberous Drosera in Victoria. It used to be called D. peltata but the red plant from NSW that was once called D. peltata var. gracilis is now that plant. This species clearly doesn’t fit into D. hookeri which currently leaves it in limbo. Hopefully this will be sorted soon- I believe that somebody is currently working on it. For all you growers in Europe with D. peltata on their growing lists, this is probably the species you are growing.

Drosera used to be peltata-

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An orange form

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This is why they’re called sundews

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Drosera auriculata. Not much confusion over this one. There are 3 main forms of this species in Victoria, the typical dark green form from the foothills, the pale yellowish green form from the sandy coast and the deep red form from sub-alpine mountains.

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Red sub-alpine form

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What we used to call Drosera peltata var. gracilis was changed a few years back to simply D. peltata. This was OK for the deep red specimens found in NSW but never quite fit the plants in more southern habitats. I have heard that the greener southern forms will revert back to simply Drosera gacilis in the future as somebody is working on this at the moment. This is the southern form.

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A rare hybrid found in suburban Melbourne. This is a natural sterile cross between D. used to be peltata and D. southern form gracilis/peltata (it’s confusing isn’t it…)

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Drosera hookeri. Used to be called D. peltata var. foliosa when I first joined the forum, rightly it is now a species in its own right. It’s generally an inland species that favours open grassy areas.

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Drosera macrantha ssp. planchonii shows little variation across its range. Some forms are deep red but they are generally a deep green. Other variations that I’ve found include pale yellow forms. Generally grows to around 60cms but a location at the Grampians N.P grows to around 1.5 metres.

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Drosera aberrans. Wherever you go, the colours very considerably. A particularly large form grows near where I live, up to 9cms in diameter and comparable to D. whittakerii in South Australia.

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Some plants in flower

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Drosera pygmaea. Wherever you go, always the same, just bigger at some locations.

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Drosera spatulata. Both a pink and white flowered form are found in Victoria. The white tends to occur in sandy coastal areas while the pink in montane regions.

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Drosera binata. Only the regular T-formed plants grow down here but they can vary in colouration. Those in eastern Victoria tend to be a lot redder. In the Grampians we have found a pale green form similar to the giant var. dichotoma (similar in colour only, not size). Unless there has been a recent fire, these things are almost impossible to find.

Emerging from dormancy following a fire

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Pale green form

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Drosera glanduligera. Found throughout the state in a range of habitats from the coast to the barren inland. Largest I’ve seen were around 6cm across.

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Drosera arcturi. Found in alpine bogs and beds of sphagnum.

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on a ski slope

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Utricularia dichotoma. Until recently this was a single species found across Victoria. A recent paper by Richard Jobson has created 2 new species in Victoria and our first endemic CP!

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the tuberous form

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Utricularia barkeri. One of the two newly separated species. Found in south western Victoria particularly the Grampians region (also in SA and Tas).

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white flowered, antho-free form

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Utricularia grampiana. Victorias first endemic species. Found only in the Grampians N.P and nearby Langi Ghiran State Park. I’ve posted images of this species before labelled as U. aff. dichotoma. Finally it got a name!

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with red D. auriculata

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Habitat

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Utricularia beaugleholei. Uncommon throughout Victoria generally in more inland areas. I’m lucky to have a few populations close to where I live.

A nice triple header.

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Some recent discoveries. Whi8te and mauve flowered forms. I’ve never seen images or records of these variations before.

Typical and antho-free together.

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A triple headed antho-free specimen

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A mauve flower

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Utricularia lateriflora. From coastal areas and not very common in Victoria.

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Utricularia australis. A common plant is many waterholes.

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Utricularia tenella.

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thank a lot Sean for sharing these pics

I's not commun to see tuberous drosera in nature.

I'm impressed by the big red D.Abberans could it be a separate specie ?

Could you tell us about the land where D.glanduligera is growing.

Is the substrat very humid or not, the lignt very strong or not ?

I have every years flowers of this plant but they never opened and i dont know

what is wrong on my culture!

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