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Drosera thysanosepala

D. thysanosepala (or D. menziesii ssp. thysanosepala) is one of four species in the menziesii complex consisting of D. basifolia, D. drummondii, D. menziesii and D. thysanosepala. It is a climbing species reaching up to 40 cm in height. The plants are often deep red to maroon in colour. This subspecies does usually not produce bracts at the lower part of the stem (in contrast to D. drummondii, formerly D. menziesii ssp. penicillaris). The leaves are scattered in groups of 3 along the glabrous stem. The stem itself is very thin in the lower part and grows in a zigzag manner (D. drummondii: lower part of the stem as thick as the upper part and linear). The upper parts are much thicker and more linear. The sepals are glabrous (in contrast to D. drummondii which has glandular sepals).
The petals may be either pink - as typical for all D. menziesii complex species - or white.
The tubers are red.

All D. menziesii complex species form a relatively long root when grown from seeds. It usually exceeds 1 cm in length before the first leaves open. The stolons produced in the second half of the first growing are likewise relatively long and even tiny tubers will mostly be produced 3-5 centimetre deep in the substrate.

Obviously I need to take a few more pictures. I promise to add more during the next growing season!

a tuber picture will be added soon

Tubers of D. thysanosepala (to be added soon)



seeds with some debris


Seeds of D. thysanosepala. One square on the paper measures 1 mm.




flower bud

Seedlings of D. thysanosepala.

The sepals of D. thysanosepala are glabrous.



pink flower

pink flower

Flowers pictures of the pink flowered form.




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