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Drosera Broomensis

Drosera broomensis

is a perennial carnivorous plant that can be found growing in sandy soils of Barred Creek, Cape Leveque, Coulomb Point, Dampier Peninsula, Deep Creek, Derby, Lake Campion, Lake Region,
Roebuck Plains, and Taylor’s Lagoon of Western Australia to the north and northeast of Broome in the region of Kimberley. D. broomensis is the only petiolaris-complex found so far west in Australia, which explains its need to become so small and hairy while dormant during winter months.

The green linear petioles are arranged in a leafy rosette and grow semi-erect and erect. They’re pubescently covered with white hairs during the wet summer growing months, and densely covered in white hais during the dry winter dormant season. The lamina is suborbicular (nearly circular) and vary in colors of green to orange, sometimes they can even be red. The glandular tentacles are longer at the edge and shorter in the center.

One to four inflorescences emerge from the center and grow to 12″ in height, and produces 50 white to pink flowers of various sizes from February to March. The scape and the lower surface of the sepals are glabrous.

This species was first collected in 1891. It is closely related to Drosera petiolaris and differ from other related species by its glabrous inflorescence.

(Name origin: from the town of Broome, in Western
Australia)