Drosera indica - Gawati Davbindu

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Adesh Shivkar

Sep 4, 2008, 5:41:30 PM9/4/08
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Place: Kaas Plateau, Approx. 24 kms north of Satara, Maharashtra.
Location of flower / plant: On lateritic plateau

Date: 29th to 31st Aug'08

Equipment: Canon 40 D Camera + Tamron 90 mm macro lens

Species: Drosera indica

Local name (Marathi) : Gawati Davbindu

Notes: Extremely tiny herb.....this was found on the lateritic soil hidden amongst the grass. This is an insectivorous plant.

Warm Regards,
Adesh Shivkar

J.M. Garg

Sep 4, 2008, 11:08:48 PM9/4/08
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Wonderful captures, Adesh ji.
Here are some extracts from Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drosera_indica

Drosera indica is an insectivorous plant, a sundew native to tropical countries throughout the world, from Australia and Asia to Africa, but absent from the neotropics. Together with D. hartmeyerorum it makes up the section Arachnopus.

D. indica is an unbranched, annual herbaceous plant, supported by a fibrous root system and reaching a height of 5–50 cm (2–20 in)[citation needed]. Young plants stand upright, while older ones form scrambling stemps with only the newest growth exhibiting an upright habit. The plant can be yellow-green to maroon in color.
Here are some more pictures of the plant at: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Drosera_indica
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