Species

Drosera arcturi

Etymology

Drosera: dewy
arcturi: of Mount Arthur (in Tasmania)

Common Name(s)

sundew

Current Conservation Status

2012 - Not Threatened

Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2012
The conservation status of all known New Zealand vascular plant taxa at the rank of species and below were reassessed in 2012 using the New Zealand Threat Classification System (NZTCS). This report includes a statistical summary and brief notes on changes since 2009 and replaces all previous NZTCS lists for vascular plants. Authors: Peter J. de Lange, Jeremy R. Rolfe, Paul D. Champion, Shannel P. Courtney, Peter B. Heenan, John W. Barkla, Ewen K. Cameron, David A. Norton and Rodney A. Hitchmough. File size: 792KB

Previous Conservation Status

2009 - Not Threatened
2004 - Not Threatened

Authority

Drosera arcturi Hook.

Family

Droseraceae

Flora Category

Vascular - Native

NVS Species Code

DROARC

The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.

Structural Class

Dicotyledonous Herbs other than Composites

Synonyms

Drosera polyneura Colenso, D. ruahinensis Colenso, D. ligulata Colenso, D. atra Colenso

Distribution

Indigenous. North, South and Stewart islands from the main central North Island axial ranges and volcanic plateau south. Also in Australia.

Habitat

Montane to subalpine bogs, descending to sea level in southern part of its range. Often grows at the margins of tarns, burn pools and slow flowing streams draining bogs

Flowering

November - April

Flower Colours

White

Fruiting

November - April

Propagation Technique

Difficult. Should not be removed from the wild.

Threats

Not Threatened

Endemic Taxon

No

Endemic Genus

No

Endemic Family

No

Life Cycle and Dispersal

Minute seeds are wind dispersed (Thorsen et al., 2009).

Where To Buy

Not commercially available.

References and further reading

Thorsen, M. J.; Dickinson, K. J. M.; Seddon, P. J. 2009. Seed dispersal systems in the New Zealand flora. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 11: 285-309

This page last updated on 11 Aug 2014