Drosera macrantha

Common Name:

Climbing Sundew



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Murray Mallee, Gippsland Highlands, Snowfields (BCDEHJKMNPRSTWXZ) also WA, SA, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Heathlands and heathy woodlands 1

Flower Description:

White, sometimes pink or red 2


Occasionally climbing perennial herb with tuberous rootstock 3

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Leaves are circular in outline and in groups of 3 (or 4) on the stem 1


Image: Mary Ellis

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

WA Flora VicFlora

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
3 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.