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Drosera indica


A damselfly is seen captured by a Drosera indica plant at Madayipara

Drosera indica is an insectivorous plant, a sundew native to tropical countries throughout the world, from Asia to Africa, but absent from the neotropics.<ref name="Schlauer">Schlauer, J. 2011. World Carnivorous Plant List - Nomenclatural Synopsis of Carnivorous Phanerogamous Plants. Retrieved 30 March 2011.</ref> Together with Australian endemic species D. aquatica, D. aurantiaca, D. barrettorum, D. cucullata, D. finlaysoniana, D. fragrans, D. glabriscapa, D. hartmeyerorum, D. nana, D. serpens it makes up the section Arachnopus.<ref name="Barret">Barret and Lowrie, 2013. Application of names in Drosera section Arachnopus (Droseraceae). Retrieved 15 November 2017.</ref>


Drosera indica is an unbranched, annual herbaceous plant, supported by a fibrous root system and reaching a height of 5–50 cm (2–20 in). Leaves are narrowly linear, up to 10 cm [4 in] long with 1-1.5 cm [0.4-0.6 in] pedicels.<ref name="lowrie1998">Lowrie, Alan. 1998. Carnivorous Plants of Australia, volume 3. University of Western Australia Press. p. 180.</ref> Young plants stand upright, while older ones form scrambling stems with only the newest growth exhibiting an upright habit. The plant can be yellow-green to maroon in color. Flower petals can be white, pink, orange, or purple.<ref name="lowrie1998" /> Its chromosome count is 2n=28.<ref name="Kondo 1969">Kondo, K. 1969. Chromosome numbers of carnivorous plants. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club, 96(3): 322-328.</ref>



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Drosera indica with trapped insects, Kumbla, Kerala


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