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    D. burmannii or D. sessilifolia?

    This little guy has been growing in my U. subulata pot for about 4 months or so. This plant is about the size of a nickel in diameter and has not flowered yet. Here are two pics of the plant in question.
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    you will have to wait till it flowers.
    D. burmannii - white flowers
    D. sessilifolia - pink flowers
    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 02-28-2007 at 02:36 AM. Reason: Correction of scientific name.


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    Hi,

    i don't think, it's that easy. The flower colour might be of help, but it is definitively not a definig character (i have seen pinkish flowering Drosera burmanni). In my opionion, the easiest way to distinguish these two plants is to look at the styles. Here are two pictures, that compare the flowers of these two plants:


    Drosera burmanni


    Drosera sessilifolia

    hope, this helps!

    Christian
    Last edited by Christian Dietz; 03-04-2007 at 02:48 AM. Reason: Correction of correction

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    i have a D. burmannii with pinkish flowers. D. burmannii has more triangular leaves an D. sessilifolia has rounder(i think...)
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    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 03-03-2007 at 11:16 PM. Reason: Correction of scientific name.
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    glider are you sure that it's a D. burmannii then?
    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 03-03-2007 at 11:16 PM. Reason: Correction of scientific name.

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    This looks like my D. burmannii red when it's not in full sun.
    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 03-03-2007 at 11:17 PM. Reason: Correction of scientific name.

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    If it's a volunteer, I think D. burmannii is more likely=it's more common.



    Cheers,

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    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 03-03-2007 at 11:17 PM. Reason: Correction of scientific name.

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    Hi,

    Drosera sessilifolia is not really uncommon anymore (at leat in my part of the world). I think, the safest way to identify the plant is to wait for the flower. As already said, the laef shape is slightly different too, but for me it is hard to distinguish between these two species just because of this.

    Btw, i consciously write D. burmanni with just one i! I do not like, that many post are edited just because of wrong names.

    Christian

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