West Highland Flora

Great x Round-leaved Sundew


Drosera x obovata

 

Drosera x obovata

Photo Carl Farmer
12 Jul 2003 Suardal, Skye

Occasional in similar situations to the parents Great Sundew and Round-leaved Sundew

Dimensions intermediate between the parents.

ID: Leaf-blade oval, shortly tapering into the stalk, less than twice as long as broad (excluding hairs), very similar in shape to Oblong-leaved Sundew.  Flower-stem about 2-3 x as long as leaves, arising from the centre of the rosette (but note that new rosette-leaves may grow after the flower-stem, which will then appear to come from beneath them).  For these and other differences between the two taxa see Oblong-leaved Sundew

Other features: A sterile hybrid, so all plants should be halfway between the parents in character rather than varying along a scale from one parent to the other.

The plants in these pictures are assumed to be hybrids on the basis of leaf-shape, being exactly intermediate between that of both presumed parents which were very close by.  The fact that most of the leaves are held near-horizontally is a further pointer to hybrid status.

 

Drosera x obovata

Photo Carl Farmer
12 Jul 2003 Suardal, Skye
Leaf-blade 15 x 8 mm
Leaf-stalk 30 mm

  Drosera x obovata

Photo Carl Farmer
12 Jul 2003 Suardal, Skye
Leaf-blade on left of pic 13 x 8 mm

Measurements exclude hairs.

     

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