Drosera peltata 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Nepenthales Droseraceae

Scientific Name: Drosera peltata Thunb.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2010-04-17
Assessor(s): Zhuang, X.
Reviewer(s): Juffe Bignoli, D., Meng, M., Nophasead, L., Khampheng, H. & Homsombath, K.

This plant is found throughout a wide geographic range. There is no information on its major threats. Research is recommended to learn more about its uses, population trends and threats. It is listed as Least Concern due to its wide distribution and the lack of major widespread threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Widespread from east and southeast Asia to Australia. In China, it occurs in Anhui, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, west of Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, southwest of Sichuan, Taiwan, south of Xizang, Yunnan, and Zhejiang. Recorded from Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam, Cambodia, and Lao PDR. In Lao PDR it has been recorded in Xiangkhoang Province.
Countries occurrence:
Australia (New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia); Bangladesh; Cambodia; China (Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Zhejiang); Hong Kong; India (Assam); Indonesia (Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Sulawesi); Japan (Nansei-shoto); Korea, Democratic People's Republic of; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia; Myanmar (Myanmar (mainland)); Nepal; Papua New Guinea (Papua New Guinea (main island group)); Philippines; Sri Lanka; Taiwan, Province of China (Taiwan, Province of China (main island)); Viet Nam
Additional data:
Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO):Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in area of occupancy (AOO):UnknownEstimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):UnknownExtreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO):Unknown
Continuing decline in number of locations:Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in the number of locations:Unknown
Upper elevation limit (metres):3700
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Population [top]


No population information available.

Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals:Yes
Extreme fluctuations:NoPopulation severely fragmented:Yes
All individuals in one subpopulation:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It grows in sparse Pinus forests, scrub, wet meadows, streamsides, sunny open places, and roadsides. It is found from sea level to 3,700 m asl.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Yes

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

The plant is used as anodyne and blood tonic. It is used in India for making gold bhasma, which is antisyphilitic, alterative and tonic. The crushed leaves, with or without salt, have been used as a blistering agent. This can be of value as a poultice since it brings more blood to the area and helps speed the clearance of toxins in arthritis and rheumatism. It has also ornamental uses (Wu et al. 2008).


Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

No information on its major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

No conservation information on this species. Some research is recommended to study how this plant is utilized, population trends and global threats.

Citation: Zhuang, X. 2011. Drosera peltata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T168809A6539809. . Downloaded on 20 September 2017.
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