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Drosera serpens Planch.
Previously known as Drosera indica L.
Indian Sundew
Very common in North Queensland and  north west Western Australia. 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 - side view
  Location:Lappa to Mt Garnet, North Queensland Location:Lappa to Mt Garnet, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:17˚23.4408S  144˚53.7318E GPS coordinates:17˚23.4408S  144˚53.7318E
  Date of photo: 9 April 2017 Date of photo: 9 April 2017
  Field No.:6037 Field No.:6037
     
  Drosera serpens Drosera serpens
 
  Description:Flower Description:Flower
  Location:Mareeba Wetland, North Queensland Location:Lappa to Mt Garnet, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates: 16˚55.144S, 145˚21.071E GPS coordinates: 17˚24.000S, 144˚54.019E
  Date of photo:25 April 2010 Date of photo: 3 June 2012
  Field No.:604 Field No.:1058 voucher specimen as Drosera indica L.
     
  Drosera serpens Drosera serpens
 
  Description:Plant Description:Flower
  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:25 April 2010 Date of photo:13 June 2010
  Field No.:604 Field No.:694
     
  Drosera serpens Drosera serpens
  Description:Plant Description:Leaf
    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:30 May 2010 Date of photo: 3 June 2012
    Field No.:655 Field No.:1058 voucher specimen as Drosera indica L.
     
  Drosera serpens Drosera serpens
 
  Description:Flower Description:Leaves and petioles
  Location: Quaid Road, Mt Molloy, North Queensland Location: Quaid Road, Mt Molloy, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚46.1184S, 14526.2044E GPS coordinates:16˚46.1184S, 14526.2044E
  Date of photo:15 April 2018 Date of photo:15 April 2018
  Field No.: 6463 Field No.: 6463
     
  Drosera serpens Drosera serpens
 
  Description:Flower and leaves Description:Plant
  Location:Talaroo, Mt Surprise, North Queensland Location:Talaroo, Mt Surprise, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:18˚02.2446S, 14348.4200E GPS coordinates:18˚02.2446S, 14348.4200E
  Date of photo:26 April 2018 Date of photo:26 April 2018
  Field No.: 6520 voucher specimen Field No.: 6520 voucher specimen
     
     
     
References (accessed 20 May 2018):

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

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

Barrett, R.L. & Lowrie, A. in Lowrie, A. (2013), Application of names in Drosera section Arachnopus (Droseraceae). Carnivorous Plants of Australia Magnum Opus 3: 1288

Barrett, R.L. & Lowrie, A. (2013), Typification and application of names in Drosera sections Arachnopus (Droseraceae). Nuytsia 23:535-538


http://www.carnivorousplants.org/cp/taxonomy/Droseraindica



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