Burmann's Sundew
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Burmann's Sundew
ative Photo: Dinesh Valke
Common name: Burmann's Sundew • Hindi: मुखजली mukhajali • Marathi: दवबिंदु davabindu • Telugu: బురద బూచి burada buchi, కవర మొగ్గ kavara mogga • Kannada: ಹುಳ ಹಿಡಕ ಗಿಡ hula hidaka gida, ಕ್ರಿಮಿಬಮ್ಧ krimibamdha
Botanical name: Drosera burmannii    Family: Droseraceae (Sundew family)
Synonyms: Drosera burmanni

Burmann's Sundew is a small, compact insectivorous plant, normally spanning only 2 cm. It is probably named for N.L. Burmann, 18th century Dutch botanist. It is one of the fastest insect-trapping sundews, and its leaves can curl around an insect in only a few seconds, compared to the minutes or hours it takes other sundews to surround their prey. The leaves all lie flat on the ground in a rosette. The are 6-12 mm long, narrow at the base. The upper surface is covered with sticky glands which trap insects and digest them. Tiny flowers arise on a leafless scape, 5-20 cm long, arising from leaf axils. Burmann's Sundew produces large amounts of seed. Flowering: September-December.

Identification credit: Ryan Brookes
Photographed at Kas Plateau, Satara, Maharashtra.
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