Drosera stenopetala

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Drosera stenopetala
Drosera stenopetala.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Droseraceae
Genus: Drosera
Subgenus: Drosera subg. Arcturia
Species: D. stenopetala
Binomial name
Drosera stenopetala
Hook.f. (1853)

Drosera stenopetala is an insectivorous, rosette-forming perennial sub-alpine or alpine herb. The specific epithet means "with narrow petals",[1] which is somewhat misleading given that the petals of this plant are fairly wide.[2] A species of sundew, it is unique within its genus in being endemic to New Zealand.[2] It is one of New Zealand's two alpine species of Drosera, the other being Drosera arcturi. Characteristic features include involute (inwardly curved) petioles and upright leaves. Its range extends from the Ruahine and Tararua Ranges in the north down the Southern Alps to Stewart Island. It is also found on the Auckland Islands and Campbell Island.[2]

See also


  1. ^ A.F. Mark and Nancy M. Adams, "New Zealand Alpine Plants", Reed, 1973
  2. ^ a b c Bruce Salmon (2001). Carnivorous Plants of New Zealand. Ecosphere Publications.

External links

  • NZ Carnivorous plants society website page about this species
  • NZ Plant Conservation network page about this species

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