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Range: Northwestern Venezuela, Andes in Trujillo and Lara States

A rosetted, erect, subtropical sundew from the eastern slopes of the northern Venezuelan Andes, this rare species grows in open riparian locations or in sphagnum-peat wetlands amongst montane forest regions. Plants may reach up to 14 cm in height, with two distinct sets of leaves: a rosette of smaller basal leaves 5 cm across, with parallel petioles making up most the leaf length and oblong-elliptic to spatulate lamina the tips, and a set of much longer 14 cm erect leaves usually numbering only 3-5 in a season, with long narrow petioles and lamina up to 3.5 cm long in a narrow oblong to oblanceolate shape (similar to lamina of D. anglica but on much longer petioles). Coloration for both sets of leaves is typically bright green with scarlet tentacles, occasionally the lamina also developing a red flush. Flower stalks are up to 25 cm in height, densely pilose around the flower buds (including flower sepals), and the flowers themselves up to 2.5 cm across with bright pink, obovate petals. The rosette leaves are produced during the dry seasons, erect leaves and flowers the wet; it can be separated from its closest relatives by the glabrous backs of the leaves, dimorphic vegetative growth, and broader oblanceolate lamina of the erect leaves.

Cultivation: grow in a 2:1 peat/sand mix, kept moist to wet and in temperatures of 60-80°F during winter, and only just moist with temperatures of 70-90°F in summer, cooler at night in both cases with at least a 15-20 degree drop. Sow seeds on soil surface, and grow in strong artificial light to full sun


Lifespan and reproduction: perennial. Reproduces through seeds and division, but can be grown through cuttings.



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