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Drosera Lanata

Drosera lanata –

is a perennial carnivorous plant with a rosette up to 2.5″ in diameter that grows in very well draining sandy soil in Atherton Tableland, Lotus Glen and Mareeba of Northern Queensland, Australia. It can also be found growing among small shrubs and in open forest at the West Alligator River of Northern Territory, Australia.

Its green lanceolate petioles are narrow and linear with densely covered dendric silver hairs. These hairs become more predominant when the air and soil are dryer than normal (dry season/winter). This helps insulate the plant allow it to trap morning dew for additional moisture. The suborbicular lamina is green, pale orange or red, with with glandular tentacles on the upper surface that are longer at the edge than in the center. The bottom surface are is densely covered with white dendritic hairs. This species stands out from the other petiolaris complex species with some having dark maroon to dark purple traps with the upper leaf being the same color.

The inflorescence reaches 10″ in height and can have up to 30 white or pink flowers .4″ in diameter. Flowering occurs between January and March. The scape and the lower surface area of the sepals are also densely covered with white dendritic hairs.

Drosera lanata was first formally described by Katsuhiko Kondo in 1984 when he authored three new species of the D. petiolaris complex. The type specimen was collected near Mareeba on the Cape York Peninsula on March 28, 1982. D. lanata is closely related to D. derbyensis but defer from the dendric hairs.

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.