Drosera burmanni Vahl
  • Symb. Bot. 3: 50 (1794) 

Notes: Distribution: Trop. & Subtrop. Asia to N. Australia, Caroline Is.

General Description

Annual or biennial rosette herbs to 22 cm. Roots fibrous, tuber absent. Stem unbranched, extremely short, sometimes to 1 cm when growing in shade. Stipule pale brown, 3–7 mm, fused to petiole at base, deeply 3-fid, lobes laciniate, papery, persistent. Lea

Leaves all radical, rosulate, cuneate-spathulate, lamina equalling or exceeding the broad petiole. Stipules connate intra-axillary scarious fimbriate, half as long as petiole. Scape and pedicels glabrous; pedicels secund, about equalling the papillose fruiting calyx. Styles 5, undivided, slender; stigmas radiate-papillose. Placentas 5.


Predominantly a tropical species of wet places and marshy ground at very low altitudes, sometimes in areas of cultivation.


Nepal, Assam-Burma, S Asia, SE Asia, Africa and Australasia

Maximum altitude: 200

Minimum altitude: 60

Sierra Leone Afzelius.


Used medicinally as a powerful rubifacient to ease muscle pain.


Fruiting time: All year

Flowering time: All year


DC. Prod. i. 318.

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Asia-Temperate China China South-Central
  • China Southeast
  • Hainan
  • Eastern Asia Japan
  • Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical Indian Subcontinent Assam
  • Bangladesh
  • East Himalaya
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Sri Lanka
  • Indo-China Cambodia
  • Myanmar
  • Malesia Borneo
  • Lesser Sunda Is.
  • Malaya
  • Maluku
  • Philippines
  • Sulawesi
  • Papuasia New Guinea
  • Australasia Australia Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • Western Australia
  • Pacific Northwestern Pacific Caroline Is.


  • 1 Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 2 Dy Phon, P. (2000). Dictionnaire des plantes utilisées au Cambodge: 1-915. Chez l'auteur, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
  • 3 (By Mr. J. G. Baker.) (1871) Droseraceæ. Flora of Tropical Africa 2 (0)

 Information From

Flora of Nepal
Flora of Tropical Africa
Flora of Tropical Africa. Published on the Internet; http://apps.kew.org/efloras/
WCS higher taxonomy
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