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Drosera hookeri R.P.Gibson, B.J.Conn & Conran
Family Droseraceae
Drosera hookeri R.P.Gibson, B.J.Conn & Conran APNI*

Synonyms: Drosera peltata var. foliosa (Hook.f. ex Planch.) Benth. APNI*
Drosera foliosa Hook.f. ex Planch. APNI*

Description: Herbs with stems erect, usually simple, sometimes multi-branched, 2.5–25-(38) cm long, glabrous; tubers ovoid.

Leaves in a flat basal rosette and cauline; lamina of basal leaves often bright yellow-green, 1–5 mm long, 2–11 mm wide, elliptic to reniform or hatchet-shaped, on a linear petiole 3–17 mm long; cauline leaves alternate, the lamina lunate, 1–6.5 mm long, 1–10 mm wide, with acute angles, on petiole 3–17 mm long; stipules absent.

Inflorescence usually a one-sided raceme, 1–10-flowered; bracts narrowly ovate or ovate, c. 1 mm long; pedicels 0.5–15mm long; sepals 5, ovate, elliptic or obovate, 2–5 mm long, 0.7–2.4 mm wide, moderately to densely pubescent, rarely glabrous except for the ciliate margins; petals 5, obovate, 3–7 mm long, white or pink; styles 3, the upper half of each divided digitately several times.

Seeds black, cylindrical, pandurate to obovoid, 0.5–0.8 mm long, deeply reticulate or pitted.

Distribution and occurrence: Found in herblands and low open shrublands in coastal, tableland and inland seasonally moist habitats.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. S.A.
AVH map***

This species has previously been included in Drosera peltata. It can be distinguished from D. peltata by the basal rosette remaining yellow-greenish, short and generally more robust, sometimes much-branched stems, wider cauline leaves, and deeply reticulate seeds.

Text by SF McCune (July 2021)
Taxon concept: Gibson, R., Conn, B.J. & Bruhl, J.J. (2012). Morphological evaluation of the Drosera peltata complex (Droseraceae), Australian Systematic Botany 25: 49-80

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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