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 heathlands 1,2

Flower Description:

White 2


Small perennial herb with inflorescence to 45 mm long 2

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 petioles 1


Image: Gill Brown

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW 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