DRBeck wrote:I also made the mistake of lumping Drossera into one species which was clearly my error... D. Aliciae does not need a dormancy. I cannot speak to other sub-classes. Please correct me and/or elaborate on other areas that where inaccurate. Frankly I can't recall the original topic and I am too tired to look [WINKING FACE].
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Drosera is one of the most diverse genus of carnivorous plants. They can be found in North America, Canada, Central American, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, the Philippines, and Australia + New Zealand.
They have a diverse range of growth types and dormancies. Many from the temperate ranges form tight buds during the freezing winters. These buds are called hibernacula, and it protects them from desiccation and frostbite. Many species from Australia only grow during the mildly winters, and when the hot summers come along, they form an underground tuber (like a potato) to store energy and nutrients. They then die back to just the tuber, and when for the cool, rainy season tickets begin again. Some species from South Africa have a similar process, but instead die back to thick roots during the summer (D. aliciae is not one of these).