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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa, Madagascar, Tropical & Subtropical Asia.
Drosera indica

[FWTA]

Droseraceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers pink, mauve or white
Note
The commonest species in W. Africa.

[FZ]

Droseraceae, J. R. Laudon. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 0·4–0·5 x 0·3 mm., black, ovoid, apiculate; testa with longitudinal and transverse ridges.
Morphology General Habit
Annual herb, caulescent, stem 3–50 cm., glandular-pubescent, foliose.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate; lamina 1–10 x 0·05–0·3 cm., linear, glandular; petioles 0·1–1·5 cm. long, glandular-pubescent; stipules absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncles lateral, usually extra-axillary, 0·5–15 cm. long, glandular-pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 3–20-flowered; pedicels 0·3–2 cm. long, glandular-pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, 3–5 x l–1·5 mm., ± lanceolate, glandular-pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, 6–8 x 3–6 mm., obovate, pink to purple.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5, filaments 3–4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary subglobose, glabrous; styles 3, 2-partite to the base.

[FTEA]

Droseraceae, J.R. Laundon. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1959

Morphology General Habit
Caulescent annual.
Morphology Stem
Stem 3–50 cm. long, glandular-pubescent, leafy.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves spirally arranged; blade linear, 10–100 mm. long, 0.5–3 mm. broad, glandular; petiole 1–15 mm. long, glandular-pubescent.
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Peduncles lateral, usually extra-axillary, 5–150 mm. long, glandular-pubescent; inflorescence 3–20-flowered; pedicels 3–20 mm. long, glandular-pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, ± lanceolate, 3–5 mm. long, 1.0–1.5 mm. broad, glandular-pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, obovate, 6–8 mm. long, 3–6 mm. broad, pink to purple.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5, 3–4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary subglobose; styles 3, bifid nearly to the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoid, apiculate, 0.4–0.5 mm. long, 0.3 mm. broad; testa reticulate with longitudinal and transverse ridges.
Figures
Fig. 1/11.
Habitat
Boggy places, and on seasonally wet acid rocks in open spaces in Brachystegia woodland; becoming a weed of damp places in derelict cultivated ground; 0–1100 m.
Distribution
T3 T6 T8 U1 chiefly lowland tropical Africa from Senegal to Portuguese East Africaalso in Madagascar, Asia from India to Japan, New Guinea and Australia

Native to:

Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Borneo, Burkina, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, China Southeast, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Hainan, India, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jawa, Kenya, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malaya, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, New Guinea, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Philippines, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Drosera indica L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Milne-Redhead, E. [9807], Tanzania 10546.000
Milne-Redhead, E. [9807B], Tanzania 10547.000
Hope Simpson, J.F. [103], Sudan 8593.000
s.coll. [Cat. no. 3752], Vietnam K000217501 Unknown type material
Wallich [s.n.] K000659130
s.coll. [119] K000659125
Gomez, W. [1244] K000659129
Macrae, J. [116], Sri Lanka K000659128
Gomez, W. [Cat. no. 1244], Myanmar K001112503
s.coll. [Cat. no. 1244] K001112504
s.coll. [Cat. no. 1244] K001112507
s.coll. [189], Karnataka K000659127
illegible [s.n.], Sri Lanka K000659126
s.coll. [Cat. no. 1244] K001112505
s.coll. [Cat. no. 1244] K001112506
s.coll. [3752] K000659132
Wight [s.n.], Karnataka K000659131

First published in Sp. Pl.: 282 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Calane da Silva, M., Izdine, S. & Amuse, A.B. (2004). A Preliminary Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Mozambique: 1-184. SABONET, Pretoria.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Iamwiriyakul, P. & Kaewphuang, T. (2008). Diplomeris pulchella: newly recorded in Thailand The Orchid Review 116: 44-50.
  • Iwatsuki, K., Boufford, D.E. & Ohba, H. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Japan IIa: 1-550. Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo.
  • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.
  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lebrun, J.P., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
  • Lowrie, A. & al. (2017). Drosera of the World 2: 529-1073. Redfern Natural History publications, Polle, England.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Robinson, A. & al. (2017). Drosera of the World 3: 1076-1544. Redfern Natural History publications, Polle, England.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Chev. Fl. Viv. 1: 286.
  • Diels in Engl. Pflanzenr. Droserac. 77
  • —F.T.A. 2: 402

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Dy Phon, P. (2000). Dictionnaire des plantes utilisées au Cambodge: 1-915. Chez l'auteur, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Iamwiriyakul, P. & Kaewphuang, T. (2008). Diplomeris pulchella: newly recorded in Thailand The Orchid Review 116: 44-50.
  • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.
  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lebrun, J.P., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
  • Lowrie, A. & al. (2017). Drosera of the World 2: 529-1073. Redfern Natural History publications, Polle, England.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Robinson, A. & al. (2017). Drosera of the World 3: 1076-1544. Redfern Natural History publications, Polle, England.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Diels in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV. 112: 77, Fig. 29 (1906).
  • F. W. Andr., Fl. Pl. Sudan 1: 82 (1950).
  • Hiern, Cat. Welw. Afr. Pl. 1: 330 (1896).
  • L., Sp. Pl. 282 (1753).
  • Taton in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 2: 551 (1951).

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