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Drosera intricataDrosera intricata is a scrambling or climbing plant up to 40 cm long. In my hands the plants most often just form a short stem with a single group of leaves as it can be seen in a picture below. Plants growing beyond that stage often start scrambling soon and are quite likely to flower. This species may develop tuber producing stolons from the leaf axils. D. intricata flowers will open for a few hours only in contrast to D. moorei, which will open its flowers for several days.
The tubers are white.
The three species D. intricata, D. moorei and D. subhirtella are very similar. They can be most easily differentiated once they flower (taken from Lowrie's publication):
D. moorei: stem and sepals glabrous
D. intricata: All plant parts (excluding the sepals) glabrous (see picture below)
D. subhirtella: All plant parts (excluding the lowermost section of stem, stamens, styles and petals) glandular
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