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Drosera chrysolepis

Image source: Fernando Rivadaviahttp://rziemer.cpphotofinder.com/rziemer/Rivadavia/D.chrysolepis%20Pico%20do%20Itobira%2002.jpg

Range: eastern Brazil, highlands of southern Bahia and Minas Gerais

This erect rosetted sundew occurs in eastern Brazil, south of the Amazon Basin in the eastern highlands in quartz sand seeps or similarly sandy or sphagnous seasonally moist locations. Plants may reach more than 46 cm high on distinctly lengthy stems, at the ends of which form erect rosettes of elongate strap-shaped leaves up to 10 cm in length. Half to two-thirds of this length may be comprised of the silvery indumentous petiole, the rest of the roughly parallel but slightly elliptic lamina. Coloration under the dense indumentum is green, with red tints to the lamina and scarlet tentacles. Inflorescences can be twice the height of the plant, bearing long hairs along the length and producing flowers up to 1 cm across with pale pink, roughly ovoid petals. It is distinguished from its relatives by its tall stem-forming habit, dense silvery indumentum and tall flower stalks.

 

Cultivation: grow in a 3:1 sand/peat mix, kept moist but preferably not soaking wet and moderately humid, with daytime temperatures of 70-85°F, nighttime temps of 50-60°F. Winter conditions should also be somewhat cooler and drier than summer. Sow seeds on soil surface, and grow in strong artificial light to full sun.

 

Lifespan and reproduction: perennial. Reproduces through seed, but may possibly be cultivated through leaf or root cuttings.

 

Sources: http://rziemer.cpphotofinder.com/rziemer/Rivadavia/D.chrysolepis%20Pico%20do%20Itobira%2002.jpg

https://www.tepui-plants.com/drosera/brasiliae/chrysolepis/

http://www.carnivorasonline.com/publico/Drosera_quartzicola.pdf