forked sundew, scented sundew
Drosera dichotoma Banks et Sol. ex Smith, D. intermedia R.Cunn ex A.Cunn, D. cunninghamii Walp., D. flagellifera Colenso
Vascular – Native
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than Composites
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.
2n = 32
Current conservation status
The threat classification status of all known New Zealand vascular plant taxa at the rank of species and below were reassessed in 2017 using the New Zealand Threat Classification System (NZTCS) – more information about this can be found on the NZTCS website This report includes a statistical summary and brief notes on changes since 2012 and replaces all previous NZTCS lists for vascular plants. Authors: By Peter J. de Lange, Jeremy R. Rolfe, John W. Barkla, Shannel P. Courtney, Paul D. Champion, Leon R. Perrie, Sarah M. Beadel, Kerry A. Ford, Ilse Breitwieser, Ines Schönberger, Rowan Hindmarsh-Walls, Peter B. Heenan and Kate Ladley. Please note, threat classifications are often suggested by authors when publications fall between NZTCS assessment periods – a suggested threat classification status has not been assessed by the NZTCS panel.
2017 | Not Threatened | Qualifiers: SO
Previous conservation statuses
2012 | Not Threatened
2009 | Not Threatened
2004 | Not Threatened
Indigenous. North, South, Stewart and Chatham islands. Present in Australia
Coastal to subalpine in bogs and poorly drained pasture overlying acid soils. More common in coastal to lowland situations. Often abundant following fires
Wetland plant indicator status rating
OBL: Obligate Wetland
Almost always is a hydrophyte, rarely in uplands (non-wetlands).
Minute seeds are wind dispersed (Thorsen et al., 2009).
Easily grown in a pot partially submerged in water. Prefers a waterlogged, acidic medium but can also be grown in sphagnum moss. Prefers full sun. Can be cold sensitive but resprouts in warmer weather.
binata: From the Latin ‘bis’ two and ‘natus’ birth, meaning twin or paired, as a leaf divided into two leaflets
Where To Buy
Occasionally available from specialist native plant nurseries.
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