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Common name: Pygmy Sundew
Drosera pygmaea DC. APNI*
Description: Very small herb with very short stems.
Leaves mostly in a convex rosette; lamina circular, 1–2 mm diam., peltate with petiole often attached near margin; petiole slender, flat, glabrous, 2–5 mm long; stipules 3–5 mm long, deeply trifid, the segments laciniate.
Inflorescences 1–4, 5–45 mm long, glabrous. Sepals and petals usually 2–3 mm long.
Flowering: winter to summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in damp soil in swamps and heath.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A.
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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