Drosera pygmaea

Common name: 

Tiny Sundew

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Lowan Mallee, ?Wimmera, Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEHJKMNPSTWXZ) also WA, SA, Qld, NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Damp, sandy soils in swamps and heathlands1,2

Flower description:



Small perennial herb with inflorescence to 45 mm long2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species is much smaller than the other species of Drosera at the Prom. It has tiny circular leaves on thin petioles1

Image of Drosera pygmaea
Image of Drosera pygmaea Image: Gill Brown
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria