The Carnivorous Plant FAQ Field Trip Report -

Western Australia in 2007

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Meanwhile, Phill had regained his composure at temporarily not being able to deliver a plant with his usual casual aplomb. He announced from the hillside above us that he had found Drosera erythrorhiza subsp. collina! This interesting subspecies is characterized by having a variety of leaf shapes on the plant, instead of the single shape you would expect to see on D. erythrorhiza subsp. erythrorhiza.

Here is another nice specimen with similar coloration. It is interesting how the glands of this subspecies occur on so much of the leaf surface, in contrast with the gland distribution on D. erythrorhiza subsp. squamosa.

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Revised: December 2007
©Barry Rice, 2005