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Drosera peltata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA NEPENTHALES DROSERACEAE

Scientific Name: Drosera peltata
Species Authority: Thunb.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-04-17
Assessor(s): Zhuang, X.
Reviewer(s): Juffe Bignoli, D., Meng, M., Nophasead, L., Khampheng, H. & Homsombath, K.
Justification:

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:
Native:
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
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Population [top]

Population:

No population information available.

Population Trend: Unknown

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

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. 2013. Drosera peltata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 July 2014.
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