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Drosera scorpioides

This is a discussion on Drosera scorpioides within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; A pygmy sundew native to the Jarrah Forest region and southern coasts of Southwest Australia. ...

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    Default Drosera scorpioides

    A pygmy sundew native to the Jarrah Forest region and southern coasts of Southwest Australia. The plant is about 7cm tall.








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    Very nice photography Thomas.

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    What planet did you say that came from? Strangely beautiful. Looks like it should be dancing around as a worm would....

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    Cute flowers, awesome plant, nice close ups. I can not keep sundews alive. Good job with yours.

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    That is wicked cool, Thomas! What an alien looking plant.

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    Beautiful! Looks like a Disney creation for Fanatasia!

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    I like it for its 'different form of beauty. I don't know if you could ever import it here to the U.S.A. though. Its not customs I would worry so much about, but trying to get a alien through Homeland Security might be a problem. AL

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    Excellant, Thomas! Does this one require a dormancy period?

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    Thanks all!

    Pavel - Yes and no,it depends on the growing conditions.

    Most species of pygmy Drosera inhabit a region that has hot dry summers and cold wet winters. The plants have periods of growth and periods of dormancy induced by the climate. When the dry summer conditions arrive in nature, the plant responds by stopping production of carnivorous leaves. The leaves die back and only the leaf stipules remain as a shiny white bundle of hairs or bristles at the rosette center. This reflective bundle presumably keeps the plant cool. Growth in the fall resumes with the production of gemmae. Gemmae are modified leaves which detach, root, and form new plants. They are produced from the rosette center.

    More Droseras - An extreme closeup of D. binata:


    D. slackii:



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    Fantastic D. binata pic, Thomas!

    So do you keep your D. scorpioides in growth year round or do you induce dormancy by giving it a dry period? (I know some of the cp's -- and other plants for that matter -- like Dionaea muscipula require a dormancy in order to remain vigorous.)

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