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Drosera maanyaa-gooljoo, a new species of Drosera section Arachnopus (Droseraceae) from the Buccaneer Archipelago and Yampi Peninsula, northwest Kimberley region, Western Australia

School of Molecular and Life Sciences; Curtin University; GPO Box U1987; Bentley; WA 6102; Australia
School of Molecular and Life Sciences; Curtin University; GPO Box U1987; Bentley; WA 6102; Australia
Dambimangari Aboriginal Corporation, Derby, WA, Australia
Botanische Staatssammlung München, Menzinger Strasse 67, 80638 Munich, Germany. GeoBio-Center LMU, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany.
Eudicots carnivorous plants Drosera barrettiorum D. hartmeyerorum leaf trichomes Nepenthales non-core Caryophyllales sundews taxonomy


Drosera maanyaa-gooljoo, a new annual species of Drosera section Arachnopus from the remote Buccaneer Archipelago and Yampi Peninsula in the northwest Kimberley region of Western Australia, is described and illustrated. Drosera maanyaa-gooljoo is a distinctive species that differs in morphology and indumentum from all previously known taxa of D. section Arachnopus. Comprehensive photo plates comparing all morphological details, as well as seed shape and structure, with those of the putatively related D. barrettiorum and D. hartmeyerorum are provided. Given D. maanyaa-gooljoo is only known from two small populations, a Priority One status under Conservation Codes for Western Australian Flora is recommended. Both populations occur within exclusive Native Title lands of the Dambimangari and Mayala Traditional Owners. This exciting new species discovery highlights the importance of both consultation with Indigenous people and herbarium revisions for alpha taxonomy and biodiversity research.


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