Australian Carnivorous Plants - Droseraceae 
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Drosera serpens Planch.
Previously known as Drosera indica L.
Indian Sundew
Very common in North Queensland and near Darwin. One of the plants collected on the Endeavour River by Banks and Solander in 1770.
The voucher specimen featured below  is held at the Australian Tropical Herbarium, Cairns as Drosera indica.

 
Drosera
serpens
Drosera serpens
 
Description:Flower Description:Flower
  Location:Lappa to Mt Garnet, North Queensland Location:Mareeba Wetland, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates: 17˚24.000S, 144˚54.019E GPS coordinates: 16˚55.144S, 145˚21.071E
  Date of photo: 3rd June 2012 Date of photo:25th April 2010
  Field No.:1058 voucher specimen as Drosera indica L. Field No.:604
     
  Drosera serpens Drosera serpens
 
  Description:Plant Description:Plant
  Location:Mareeba Wetland, North Queensland Location:Tyrconnell Rd, Mareeba, North Queensland 
  GPS coordinates: 16˚55.144S, 145˚21.071E GPS coordinates: 17˚00.071S, 145˚16.840E
  Date of photo:25th April 2010 Date of photo:13th June 2010
  Field No.:604 Field No.:694
     
  Drosera serpens Drosera serpens
  Description:Plant Description:Leaves
    Location:Kate St, Portsmith, Cairns, North Queensland Location:Lappa to Mt Garnet, North Queensland
    GPS coordinates: 16˚57.590S, 145˚45.089E GPS coordinates: 17˚24.000S, 144˚54.019E
    Date of photo:30th May 2010 Date of photo: 3rd June 2012
    Field No.:655 Field No.:1058 voucher specimen as Drosera indica L.
     
  Drosera serpens Drosera serpens
 
  Description:Flower Description:Plants in habitat
  Location:Howard Springs, Northern Territory Location:Howard Springs, 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.:3947 Field No.:3947
     
  Drosera serpens Drosera serpens
 
  Description:Plant Description:Plant
  Location:Howard Springs, Northern Territory Location:Howard Springs, 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.:3947 Field No.:3947
     
     
     
References (accessed 28 May 2016):

http://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/3103

https://www.jcu.edu.au/discover-nature-at-jcu/plants/plants-by-scientific-name2/drosera-indica

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

Lowrie A.,  (2013), Carnivorous Plants of Australia, Magnum Opus - Volume 2, Redfern Natural History Productions

Barrett, R.L. & Lowrie, A. (2013), Typification and application of names in Drosera sections Arachnopus (Droseraceae). Nuytsia 23:527-541



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