Drosera burmannii Vahl

Drosera burmannii Vahl





Vernacular Names

Indonesia Punggu api (Belitung), serenta bumi (Karimata, western Kalimantan).
Laos Mok bo, cay.
Thailand Chok bo wai (North-eastern).
Vietnam C[owx] tr[os]i g[af], b[ef]o d[aas]t, c[aar]m dia la.

Geographical Distributions

Drosera burmannii is found in India, Sri Lanka, Indo-China, southern China, southern Japan, Thailand, throughout Malaysia except Sumatra and Java, and north-eastern Australia.


Drosera burmannii is a small stemless herb where the leaves are in a dense rosette, close to the soil. They are obovate to orbicular, measure 0.5-1 cm long and often reddish. The stipules are 3-6-partite.

There are 1-3 inflorescences measuring up to 30 cm long. The flowers are with white petals 4-5 mm long and 5 styles.

The 5-valved fruit is 1-2 mm long.

Ecology / Cultivation

Drosera burmannii occurs on sandy or peaty soils up to 1400 m altitude.

Line Drawing / Photograph



  1. Plant Resources of South-East Asia No.12(3): Medicinal and poisonous plants 3.