Drosera oblanceolata in Hong Kong

Clump of Drosera oblanceolata plants

Drosera oblanceolata was described from material collected in Guangdong and Guangxi provinces, not Hong Kong, but is known primarily from a location at Sunset Peak. I have visited Lantau Island a number of times hoping to see real D. oblanceolata but only found it recently. With its erect posture and thin lamina, the species looks more interesting that D. spatulata; it may also help clarify the origin of some of the other local sundews.

Macau Carnivorous Plants

Nepenthes mirabilis pitchers grow amongst ferns in Macau, China

Known primarily for casinos, egg tarts, and its proximity to Hong Kong, Macau is also home to a small selection of carnivorous plants. Drosera spatulata, Nepenthes mirabilis, Utricularia bifida, and U. caerulea may not be the sort of exotic rarities apt to excite the botanical cognoscenti; nonetheless, observing them growing together on a rugged maritime hillside is not an everyday occasion for most plant nerds.

Eight Dollar Mountain Darlingtonia californica Wetland in February

Darlingtonia californica plants grow along a seep at 8 Dollar Mountain in Josephine County, Oregon

Images of Darlingtonia californica fens and seeps around 8 Dollar Mountain in southern Oregon.

Non-native Carnivorous Plants at Albion Bog

Sarracenia leucophylla pitchers at Albion Bog

Photos of a few of the non-native plants growing at Albion Bog before their removal by the Nature Conservancy (the owners of the bog).

Carnivorous Plants at Phu Phan National Park, Thailand

Drosera indica plants in situ at Phu Phan National Park, Thailand
Photographs of Drosera and Utricularia species growing at Phu Phan National Park in Sakonnakhon Province, north-east Thailand.

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