Andhra Pradesh; Anhui; Arunachal Pradesh; Ashmore-Cartier Is.; Assam; Australian
Capital Territor; Bali; Bangladesh; Beijing; Bhutan; Bihar; Brunei; Chandigarh;
Chongqing; Christmas I.; Cocos (Keeling) Is.; Coral Sea Is. Territory;
Dadra-Nagar-Haveli; Daman; Darjiling; Delhi; Diu;
East Timor; Fujian; Gansu;
Guangdong; Guangxi; Guizhou; Gujarat; Hainan; Haryana; Hebei; Heilongjiang;
Henan; Hokkaido; Hong Kong; Honshu; Hubei; Hunan; Irian Jaya; Jawa; Jharkhand;
Jiangsu; Jiangxi; Jilin; Kalimantan; Karaikal; Karnataka; Kazan-retto; Kerala;
Kin-Men; Kyushu; Lesser Sunda Is.; Liaoning; Lord Howe I.; Ma-tsu-Pai-chan;
Macau; Madhya Pradesh; Maharashtra; Mahi; Maluku; Manipur; Meghalaya; Mizoram;
Nansei-shoto; Nei Mongol; Nepal; New South Wales; New Zealand North;
New Zealand South; Ningxia; Norfolk I.; Northern Territory; Ogasawara-shoto;
Papua New Guinea; Peninsular Malaysia; Philippines; Pondicherry; Punjab;
Qinghai; Queensland; Rajasthan; Sabah; Sarawak; Shaanxi; Shandong; Shanghai;
Shanxi; Shikoku; Sichuan; Sikkim; Singapore; South Australia; Sri Lanka;
Sulawesi; Sumatera; Taiwan; Tamil Nadu; Tasmania; Thailand; Tianjin; Tibet;
Tripura; Uttar Pradesh;
Victoria; West Bengal; Western Australia; Xinjiang;
Yanam; Yunnan; Zhejiang
as per Catalogue of Life;
shield sundew or pale sundew;   

Dhanaulti (45 kms from Mussorie, Uttarakhandon steep grassy slopes in Oak forests.)- 15.09.2009; 



Flora-Australia-56Insectivorus plant-8- Drocera.
Pl confirm whether it is peltata.

One location was in wilderness of bushland. Other two locations are different, national parks.




VoF Week: Drosera peltata from Ghangriya Govindghat route:

Drosera peltata from Ghangriya Govindghat route
pls validate
This was common in grass meadows there

Oh that is a good find.

very nice pictures
always gives me the creepies to think that this plants is a carnivore… but oh so pretty
ONE question… why does it seem to have a white flower bud at the very apex? or what is it?

Because that seems to be the only half open flower with white petals, the other three are flower buds and fifth lowest in fruit.

Very simple answer: because the plants grow among grasses and it needs the flower to be visible to to possible pollinators hence it needs to raise the flowers above grass height. Secondly, do you think if the flowers are close to the dangerous glands then insect will be able to pollinate before getting trapped?




VOF Week: Drosera sp. from the Trek..: This insectivorous plant was sighted on a sloping meadow en route Ghanghariya-Gobind Ghat Trek…. I was delighted to see…. this being my first sight of such a wonderful plant…. …identified this as Drosera peltata….I hope the id is correct….

this plant was about 20-25 cm in height, with almost spreading branches… only flowering shoot emerging out I have seen insects sticking to the tentacles….I hope you can see few in posted pics…

Yes …, I saw the insects stuck on the flowers in the 6th photo.

…actually we did declare it as Find of the Tour…




Gori Valley Tour: Drosera peltata from Chokori:  This one was shot near Chokori and again near Kosani during our October 2012 tour of Gori valley.. Drosera peltata… the sundew.. I hope the id is correct…

Thanks … for this interesting upload. I am badly missing not being part of this trip.

nice dew drops, I wish they caught a little more of the flash light

Very nice pics of this Himalayan Sundew plant!

This is certainly Drosera peltata. Lovely photos – thank you for posting them.

Very nice to see this small herb. I have also seen this in the upper Nilgiris of Tamilnadu.


Drosera from Uttarakhand : 1 image. 8 posts by 7 authors. 
Sundew plant or Drosera peltata Thunb. (Droseraceae) is an insectivorous herb found between 1200-2500m in Uttarakhand. It traps tiny insects.
Photographed near Garbadhar in Pithoragarh District of Uttarakhand.

wow beautiful find. I am so fascinated by sundew plants. Is it quite common there?

Drosera peltata | Chakrata : Attachments (1). 5 posts by 5 authors.

Beautiful pics, particularly those of leaf traps with glandular hairs.



Drosera peltata | Chakrata :  Attachments (1). 6 posts by 5 authors.

Beautiful pics, particularly those of leaf traps with glandular hairs.  




Flora of Chakrata 2013:: Drosera peltata :  Attachments (6). 8 posts by 6 authors.
This insectivore was shot from a grassy location in Chakrata area, this August..
Drosera peltata Sm. ex Willd.
Earlier shot from Gori valley and trek route from Gobind Ghat to Ghanghariya

Really beautiful shots, …
Now photography is also competing along with the presentation as well the number of posts.




It is my pleasure to share few images of Drosera peltata (Droseraceae)
Habit: insectivorous herb
Habitat: Amidst grass in montane forest..
Sighting: Mullaianagiri, Chikmagalur, Karnataka about 1700 msl
Date: 12-07-2015 and 23-07-2015.

very nice. where in relation to the insectivorous apparatus was this beautiful white (signifying purity and innocence) flower was in this otherwise blood thirsty plant. contradictions in mother nature abound… amazingly. so what i am sking do you have the whole plant  pic or the whole twig here the flower was growing from? 

Wonderful flower closeup …!!





Drosera peltata Sm. : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
Sharing some pictures of Drosera peltata Sm. shot at Jitpur Phedi Napal on 27 August 2016 at 5000 ft.



Drosera peltata at Munnar- PKA-17 : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)- around 500 kb each. 
This carnivorous herb was spotted at Eravikulam National Park, Munnar.
Bot. name: Drosera peltata
Family: Droseraceae

spectacular. also very important is your habitat picture, … everybody benefits from knowing about the habitat

for knowing where tiny jewels hide




Drosera peltata Thunb. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)- around 650 kb each. 
Location: Chandragiri, Kathmandu, Nepal
Altitude: 2284 m.
Date: 27 May 2019
Habit : Wild

For me it’s right. But i did’nt know she could grow at that altitude. I saw it in Australia at 300m.

Thank you … Link for information.

Drosera peltata Thunb. : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (6)- around 900 kb each. 
Location: Nagarkot, Kathmandu
Date: 03 August  2019
Elevation: 1498 m.

Habit : Wild 




Drosera peltata Thunb. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)- around 1 mb each. 

Location: Bindhabasini Indra Daha, Kathmandu
Altitude: 1732 m.
Date: 18 August 2019
Habit : Wild

Is it an insectivorous plant?

Yes, just like Pitcher Plant, Sundew and Venus Fly Trap and so on !



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