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Drosera banksii R.Br. ex DC.
Banks Sundew
Common in swampy areas in North Queensland with other Drosera sp. The leaves are round.The plants are  tiny (2-3 cm high) and usually grow with other carnivorous plants. One of the plants collected on the Endeavour River by Banks and Solander in 1770. The voucher specimen featured below  is stored at the Australian Tropical Herbarium, Cairns
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    Drosera banksii  Drosera banksii
 
    Description:Plant  Description:Leaf
    Location:Granite Gorge Rd via Mareeba, North Queensland  Location:Granite Gorge Rd via Mareeba, North Queensland
    GPS coordinates:17˚03.211S, 145˚21.709E  GPS coordinates:17˚03.211S, 145˚21.709E
    Date of photo: 3rd April 2011  Date of photo: 3rd April 2011
    Field No.:834  Field No.:834
     
   Drosera banksii  Drosera banksii
 
   Description:Plant  Description:Whole plant
   Location:Granite Gorge Rd via Mareeba, North Queensland  Location:Lappa to Mt Garnet Rd, North Queensland
   GPS coordinates:17˚03.211S, 145˚21.709E  GPS coordinates:17˚24.645S, 144˚54.447E
   Date of photo: 3rd April 2011  Date of photo: 22nd March 2014
   Field No.:834  Field No.: 2467
     
  Drosera banksii Drosera banksii
 
 Description:Leaf  Description:Plant growing with Drosera serpens and Drosera burmanni 
   Location:Lappa to Mt Garnet Rd, North Queensland  Location:Lappa to Mt Garnet Rd, North Queensland
   GPS coordinates:17˚24.851S, 144˚54.617E  GPS coordinates:17˚03.211S, 145˚21.709E
   Date of photo: 3rd June 2012  Date of photo: 22nd March 2014
   Field No.:1062  voucher specimen  Field No.: 2467
  Drosera banksii Drosera banksii
 
   Description:Plant  Description:Plant
   Location:Mareeba Wetland, North Queensland  Location:Peninsula Development Rd, N of Coen, North Queensland
   GPS coordinates:16˚55.893S, 145˚21.519E  GPS coordinates:12˚47.266S, 142˚43.080E
   Date of photo: 1st May 2011  Date of photo: 5th June 2013
   Field No.: 860  Field No.: 2102
     
     

References (accessed 22nd March 2015):

http://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/3089

Marchant, N.G., Aston, H.I. & George, A.S. in George, A.S., (ed.) (1982) Droseraceae. Flora of Australia. 8:9-64 

Erickson, R., (1968) Plants of Prey in Australia,University of Western Australia Press

 

 

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