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Drosera macrophyllaDrosera macrophylla (or Drosera macrophylla ssp. macrophylla) is a rosetted species and can reach 8 to 12 cm in diameter. The leaf midrib is raised on the upper side of the leaf. D. macrophylla will flower once the rosette is fully developed. It can produce up to 40 flower stalks each bearing 2 to 8 flowers. It may take the plants quite a few years to reach such a size but eventually they may indeed produce an impressive number of flowers.
The flowers open for several days and close at nights. The stamen are closed initially and will open after some time. They are pink-red, the pollen is yellow. Therefore the stamen colour seems to change from red to yellow once the pollen is released.
The multi flowered scapes differentiate D. macrophylla from D. monantha which produces more flower stalks with usually one flower per stalk .
The tubers are orange and often covered by dark papery sheaths from previous year's tubers. The leaves are usually golden green and remain green with age whereas D. monantha leaves will redden with age.
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