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Drosera Derbyensis

Drosera derbyensis

is a perennial carnivorous plant that forms one or more rosettes, with mature plants raised from the ground on a sort of bulb-like arrangement, formed by the accumulation of the old leaves. It grows in white sandy unconsolidated soil on flood ways or near river swells and rocky outcrops in Beverly Springs, Derby, Erskine Range, Gibb River, Prison Tree and Winjana in the region of Kimberley, Western Australia.

Its green oblanceolate petioles are both erect and semi-erect that are covered in white woolly non-dendritic hairs and divides into many rosettes from its root stalk. They are narrow and are even more narrow just before the lamina. The lamina is orbicular in shape and the colors range from pale red, red, pale orange or orange. The glandular hairs on the upper side are longer at the edge but shorter in the center, densely covered with white non-dendritic hairs on the lower surface.

Each rosette produces 1–4 raceme inflorescence, which are 10–14 inches long. Each inflorescence bears 30–50 white or pink flowers, accuring from March to June. The top of the flower scape and the bottom surface of the sepals are densely covered in white, non-dendritic hairs

This species was first noticed On 29 March 1988, in Boab Prison Tree, 0.4 mi from Derby, the area from which this species is named. D. derbyensis is closely related to Drosera lanata, but differs from that species by the non-dendritic hairs covering the leaves.

(Name origin: from the city of Derby, in Western Australia).

All of our Drosera petiolaris complex are seed grown. 

From here on out, our Petiolaris Complex program will be more focused on producing pure and hybrid seeds. Because of this, we will need to keep as many pure species as possible to ensure greater success. Our goal is to grow and provide these wonderful plants in a more sustainable way by focusing on producing seeds rather than just selling live plants. We will be selling live plants still, the only difference is our stock will not constantly be available much like it was before. This change will also ensure that all plants sold will be of a mature size. Check any plant you are interested in, and if it is not in stock, then select the option to be made available for when it is back in stock. Eventually, every plant will be restocked with an overabundance in a particular species or with established divisions.  

We will still be selling LIVE Drosera petiolaris complex through two of our subscription plans. The DIAMOND  and BLUE DIAMOND plan. The prices of these plans will not raise for the foreseeable future and is the best way to get not only a live Drosera petiolaris complex plant at a great price but will soon be the only way to obtain seeds as they could possibly become even rarer pretty soon. We will not cancel your subscription no matter how rare the seeds become. Click here to check out our subscription plans. Also, sign up for push notification by clicking the red bell located on the bottom left of the screen to be alerted of any discounts or changes in inventory.