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Drosera Fulva

Drosera fulva

is a perennial carnivorous plant consisting of one or many rossettes that grows in damp sandy soils above seasonal flood levels or in humid lowlands in areas that are periodically flooded. It is found growing around Finnis River Girraween, Girraween Lagoon, Howard River, Howard River Bridge, Howard Springs, Humpty Doo, Koolpinyah, and Noonamah in the southeast of Northern Territory in Australia. However, there are also collections in Port Essington in Northern Territory, Wellesley Island, Queensland, and may also be found on the Cobourg Peninsula.

The Oblanceolate petioles emerging from the center of the rosette are semi-erect or prostrate that are arranged in a compact basal rosette. They are green, yellow-reddish, and/or brownish in color with a completly hairless upper surface, while underneath is scattered with white dendritic hairs. The hairs become more dense and extend to
the upper side of the petiole as the seasons begin to dry. Mature plants have rosettes that are above the ground on bulb-like arrangement, formed by the accumulation of the old leaves. The lamina is orbicular in shape, and yellowish orange to red or dark red in color. The upper surface is covered with glandular tentacles that are longer at the edge than they are in the center. The lower surface is scattered with white dendritic pubescent hairs that also becomes more dense as the seasons begin to dry.

The inflorescence reache 18″ in height and helps support 50 or more white or pink flowers, each up to 3/4″ in diameter. Flowering occurs between February and May. The scape and the lower surface of the sepals are densely covered with short white dendritic hairs. This species has the best flowers

It was first discovered and collected in 1838 and 1840 by John W. Armstrong. In 1848, it was finally described as D. fulva by Jules Émile Planchon. It wasn’t fully recognized until Allen Lawrie described it as a distinctive species. Before that, it was treated as a synonym of D. petiolaris. It is closely related to D. brevicornis and D. dilatato-petiolaris, but differs from those species in the height of its inflorescence, type of leaves in the basal rosette, and size and type of seed pods.

A natural hybrid with D. petiolaris has been discovered

(Name origin: from the Latin fulvus = yellow-reddish, referring to the colour of its leaves)

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.