The Carnivorous Plant FAQ Field Trip Report -

Western Australia in 2007

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Just as I emerged into the clearing, I noticed this marvelous Drosera macrantha climbing a tree. This plant is about 150 cm tall! Like other scrambling sundews, Drosera macrantha is hard to photograph without including distracting elements in the image, so I took advantage of this opportunity.

The site consisted of a large open hillside. The bordering Allocasuarina trees had not invaded this area, apparently because the soil was but a thin blanket over large granite slabs. In many places the slabs were entirely exposed, other times they were covered with an apron of moss. But throughout, moisture percolated down the slope. This was fine carnivorous plant habitat!

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Revised: November 2007
©Barry Rice, 2005