Common name: Forked Sundew
Drosera binata Labill. APNI*
Description: Herb with stems very short, stolons often present.
Leaves radical, erect, usually forked once; lobes linear, 2–10 cm long, with glandular hairs on their upper surfaces, coiled when young; petiole slender, 4–30 cm long; stipules membranous, 3–5 mm long.
Inflorescence 1 or 2, to 50 cm long, glabrous, branched, 15–30-flowered; pedicels 5–15 mm long. Flowers c. 25 mm across, white.
Flowering: spring to summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in wet sand and sandy peat in swamps, on creek banks and seepage lines in rock-faces.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. S.A.
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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