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Byblis aquatica Lowrie & Conran
Rainbow Plant
This species was described in  Lowrie (2013) as being present on Cape York Peninsula and the Cape York plants below meets the description of this species.The other plant is from the Howard Sand Plains, near Darwin, in the Northern Territory.

  Byblis aquatica Byblis aquatica
 
  Description:Flower Description:Flower - side view, with leaves
  Location:Howard Sand Plains, Northern Territory Location:Howard Sand Plains, Northern Territory
  GPS coordinates:12˚27.9042S 131˚06.4434E GPS coordinates:12˚27.9042S 131˚06.4434E
  Date of photo:23 April 2016 Date of photo:23 April 2016
  Field No.:3951 Field No.:3951
     
  Byblis aquatica Byblis aquatica
 
  Description:Plant Description:Bud
  Location:Howard Sand Plains, Northern Territory Location:Twin Falls, Cape York Peninsula, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:12˚27.9042S 131˚06.4434E GPS coordinates:11˚ 23.266S 142˚ 24.803E
  Date of photo:23 April 2016 Date of photo:15th July 2010
  Field No.:3951 Field No.:729
     
  Byblis aquatica Byblis aquatica
 
  Description:Plant in habitat on waterfall Description:Plant in habitat with Nepenthes mirabilis and Drosera spatulata
  Location:Twin Falls, Cape York Peninsula, North Queensland Location:Twin Falls, Cape York Peninsula, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:11˚ 23.266S 142˚ 24.803E GPS coordinates:11˚ 23.266S 142˚ 24.803E
  Date of photo:15 July 2010 Date of photo:15 July 2010
  Field No.:729 Field No.:729
     
  Byblis aquatica Byblis aquatica
 
  Description:Plant in habitat Description:Fruit
  Location:Howard Sand Plains, Northern Territory Location:Twin Falls, Cape York Peninsula, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:12˚27.9042S 131˚06.4434E GPS coordinates:11˚ 23.266S 142˚ 24.803E
  Date of photo:23 April 2016 Date of photo:15 July 2010
  Field No.:3951 Field No.:729
     
  Byblis aquatica Byblis aquatica
 
  Description:Flower Description:Plant
  Location:Road to Howard Springs, Northern Territory Location:Road to Howard Springs, Northern Territory
  GPS coordinates:12˚27.6678S 131˚02.8362E GPS coordinates:12˚27.6678S 131˚02.8362E
  Date of photo:26 May 2018 Date of photo:26 May 2018
  Field No.:6581 Field No.:6581
     
     

References (accessed 16 June 2018):

Lowrie, A. & Conran, J.G., (1998) A taxonomic revision of the genus Byblis (Byblidaceae) in northern Australia. Nuytsia. 12(1):62

Lowrie, A. (2013),Carnivorous Plants of Australia Magnum Opus, Volume 1 , Redfern Natural History Productions

http://eflora.nt.gov.au/factsheet?id=20313



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Byblis aquatica