Drosera omissa x pulchella

Western Australia


Drosera omissa x pulchella is a hybrid of species that are both found in Western Australia

Etymology: Drosera from Greek droseros 'dewy' 1. Omissa means 'neglected, left out, or disregarded' 2. Pulchella means 'beautiful little' 3.

Note: Because this is a hybrid, there can be a lot of genetic en phenotypic differences between collections, most obvious in the flowers.

Drosera omissa x pulchella is a rather flat pygmy sundew that is a little under 2 cm (0.8 inches). The petioles and backs of the leaf laminas are covered in small glands. The centre of the plant has broad upward-pointing hairs, which possibly help with protection from the elements, like sun-rays and heat.

The leaf lamina is 5 mm (0.2 inches) in length and drop-shaped. The tentacles are relatively long, especially at the edges of the leaves.


The flowers of this clone of Drosera omissa x pulchella are one shade of light pink with 3-4 dark lines coming from the centre. Although there are clones that have dark pink patterns in the centre of the flower. They're a little under 1.5 cm (0.6 inches) and contain 3-5 stigmas that are yellow and very fuzzy and are a little longer than the 5 stamens that have a white filament and orange anthers.

There are 5 sepals per flower, which are covered in relatively large glands. These glands also cover the rest of the pedicle and flower stalk. The flower stalk reaches to a length of 2.5 cm (1 inch).

The flowers stay open for about 6 hours.

4 stigmas

3 stigma

5 stigma