Drosera acaulis

Stemless Sundew

Drosera acaulisĀ is a diminutive sundew species found in the Cederberg, Winterhoek, Skurweberg, and Hexriver mountain ranges. It has a short springtime growing period of September-November, often after snow. It produces a single pink or white flower on a short inflorescence that barely reaches above the plant.

Typically this species grows at high elevations (1500m+ asl) on the Cape’s tallest mountains but observations have been made at ‘lowland’ sites in valleys between these peaks. More fieldwork is required to investigate the plants at these lower sites. Most plants inhabit seasonally wet pans for the growing season and go dormant to small fleshy roots for the remainder of the year.