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Drosera Petiolaris

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. 

Drosera petiolaris –

is a perennial carnivorous plant that grows in sandy soils, often over dark, fine-grained volcanic rock that sometimes displays a columnar structure formations near streams orponds, and its habitat is often covered by shallow water during the wet season, and is the eponymous species of the petiolaris species complex, which mostly refers to the entire subgenus Lasiocephala (petiolaris-complex).

D. petiolaris is widely distributed around Darwin, Howard Springs, and Noonamah of Northern Australia. They can slo be foud growing around the northern regions of Western Australia. There are also more to be found around, Endeavor and Lockhart Rivers of Northern Territory, and Queensland, and New Guinea. This distribution is the largest in the subgenus and the only that extends beyond Australia.

The linear petiole consists of a rosette made from erect and semi-erected leaves, with a color ranging from green to red. They can reach 6″ and are usually covered with lightly pubescent white hairs in the juvenile stage, then become hairless as it matures. Lamina are held at the end of the petiole with long retentive glands. The suborbicular lamina is red or orange ut I jav esen many rare cases where they can be full green. There is glandular tentacles on its upper surface that longer on the margins than are in the
center. The lower bottom surface is lightly covered with both simple and sometimes
dendritic form white hairs.

The inflorescence can reach 8″ and contain many pink or white flowers, each are about .4″ in diameter. The scape and the lower surface area of the sepals are covered with white hairs. On rare occasions, it is possible to find clusters of juvenile plants at the top of the flower scape.

Drosera petiolaris was first formally described by the Swiss botanist Augustin Pyramus de Candolle in the first volume of Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis in 1824. In this description, de Candolle cited an unpublished description by Scottish botanist Robert Brown as a basis for his valid description of the species. The type specimen was collected at the Endeavour River in Queensland by Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander on the first voyage of James Cook aboard HMS Endeavour.

A natural hybrid with D. fulva is known

(Name origin: from the Latin petiolus = petiole, referring to the long petiole