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By James C
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I posted a while ago asking for help identifying a sundew that had started growing with my flytraps, at the time it was too small to tell what it was. Now it’s grown a little bit I wondered if anyone knows what it is? Maybe it’s still too small?

Also two of the leaves (if that’s the correct word) have started curling upwards, is this a bad sign?

Thanks for any hints.
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By MaxVft
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It's probably either a Spatulata or Capillaris. The curling just means it caught a bug and is currently digesting it.
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By ChefDean
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I'd lean a touch more to spatulata. The paddle looks to be a little more elongated than a capi, but it's also still pretty small.
Either way, it's a cute little bugger.
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By Sarracenia2004
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#393296
It looks like burmannii, the burmese sundew. I can see the presence of the longer tentacles that burmannii has.
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By Sarracenia2004
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ChefDean wrote:Possibly. But burmannii usually has a more triangular shaped paddle, and the snap tentacles are longer.
Thats true, but we should take into consideration that this is a younger speciment.

It could even be a hybrid
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Thanks for the replies.

It seems like we are getting closer to an identification,

I'll post again when there's a bit more size.
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By Sarracenia2004
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#393344
ChefDean wrote:Possibly. But burmannii usually has a more triangular shaped paddle, and the snap tentacles are longer.
Also note that not all burmannii forms have triangular leaves. The "gunung kelegang, malaysia" form is known for rounder leaves.

Another thing this plant possibly could be is drosera tolkiensis. Tolkiensis is a hybrid of rotundifolia and spatulata, so it has longer petioles the regular spatulata.
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By Apollyon
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I'm going to guess Spatulata myself. Tokaiensis is more widely available and often misidentified but it usually brings out a different color in the sun where you'd keep the flytraps, if it is unobstructed. I like the color on that one though. Being in Australia, that one is totally up in the air. Hopefully an expert pops up. I'm curious though, do you feed the plant? Some Burmannii trigger hairs will come out a different color based on the amount it's fed. It also can have an impact on color sometimes.
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No I’ve not tried to feed it. I figured as it’s outside it should get what it needs without my help.
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It’s actually grown a bit this past week.
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By Sarracenia2004
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well its starting to look more like spatulata.
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Thanks for the reply 👍🏻 I’ll update when it gets a bit bigger! Up until this week it had lots of dew but now most of it has gone? I’m hoping it’s just because it’s been really windy lately? Is that possible? It’s kept underneath a balcony so has pretty good protection from the weather but the last few days it’s been really windy and it would have felt a bit of the sideways rain!
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