Saturday, February 8, 2014

Sundew (Drosera burmannii)

Drosera burmannii

Engish:     Sundew
Scientific: Drosera burmannii
Sinhala:    කඳුලැස්ස [Kandulessa]

Drosera burmannii is a type of sundew which is a carnivorous plant grown in Horton Plains National Park of Sri Lanka. It has become carnivorous to fulfill the need of Nitrogen.  So the plant can survive in soils where poor in nutrients. Surface of the leaves of D. burmannii is covered with hair like structures that secretes a sticky and digestive liquid which can adhere and digest it’s pray. This species is considered as a medicinal plant in Hindu medicine.

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