Drosophyllum Lusitanicum # Dry Soil Carnivorous Plants Amazing Rare # 3 Seeds
Drosophyllum is a genus of carnivorous plants containing the single species Drosophyllum lusitanicum. Also known as Portuguese sundew or dewy pine . In appearance, it is similar to the related genus Drosera (the sundews), and to the much more distantly related Byblis (the rainbow plants). Drosophyllum lusitanicum is native to the western Mediterranean region (Portugal, Spain and Morocco), and is one of the few carnivorous plants to grow in dry, alkaline soils. The 20- to 40-cm (8- to 16-in) glandular leaves, which uncoil from a central rosette, lack the power of movement common to most sundews, but have the unusual characteristic of coiling 'outward' when immature . The plant has a distinct sweet aroma, which attracts the insectsupon which it preys. When insects land on the leaves, they find themselves stuck to the mucilage secreted by the stalked glands on the leaves. The more the insects struggle, the more ensnared they become, ultimately dying of suffocation or exhaustion.
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