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Drosera lunata

D. lunata is an erect species reaching up to almost 50 cm in height. The colour of stem and leaves can range from yellowish green to red-maroon. Mature plant do not form a basal rosette.
The tubers are white to red. The sepals are glabrous which makes it easy to distinguish this species from all other species in the complex (with exception of D. auriculata which has linear seeds). D. lunata seeds are mostly ovioid and less than 0.5 mm in size being the smaller than the seeds of other species in the peltata complex.
The flowers are white.

D. lunata and D. peltata are the only tuberous drosera species found outside Australia and New Zealand.

More details on this species can be found Allen Lowrie's Magnum Opus as well as in the recent review of the D. peltata complex species by Gibson, Conn and Bruhl: Austral. Syst. Bot. 25 (1): 75. 2012


leaf of seedling



Seedlings of an Australian Drosera lunata form




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