Drosera burmanni Vahl

Last updated: 20 May 2015

Scientific Name

Drosera burmanni Vahl


Drosera dietrichiana Rchb.f., Drosera burmanni var. dietrichiana (Rchb.f.) Diels, Drosera indica var. dietrichiana (Rchb.f.) Diels [1]

Vernacular Name

Malaysia Punggu api [2]
English Sundew, tropical sundew [3]
China Jin di luo [3]
India Burada buchi, mukha-jali [3]
Indonesia Punggu api (Belitung); serenta bumi (Karimata, Western Kalimantan) [4]
Thailand Chok bo wai (North-Eastern) [4]
Laos Mok bo, cay [4]
Vietnam C[owx] tr[os]i g[af], b[ef]o d[aas]t, c[aar]m dia la [4]

Geographical Distributions

Drosera burmannii is found in India, Sri Lanka, Indo-China, Southern China, Southern Japan, Thailand, throughout Malesiaa except Sumatra and Java, and North-Eastern Australia. This plant occurs on sandy or peaty soils up to 1400 m altitude. [4]

Botanical Description

D. burmannii comes from the Droseraceae family. It 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. [4]

There are 1-3 inflorescences measuring up to 30 cm long. [4]

The flowers are with white petals 4-5 mm long and 5 styles. [4]

The 5-valved fruit is 1-2 mm long. [4]


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Chemical Constituent

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Plant Part Used

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Traditional Use

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Preclinical Data

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Clinical Data

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Poisonous Management

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Line drawing


Figure 1: The line drawing of D. burmanni Vahl [2]


  1. The Plant List. Ver1.1. Drosera burmanni Vahl [homepage on the Internet]. c2013 [updated 2012 Mar 23; cited 2015 May 20]. Available from: http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-64278
  2. Herbal Medicine Research Centre, Institute for Medical Research. Compendium of medicinal plants used in Malaysia. Volume 1. Kuala Lumpur: HMRC IMR; 2002. 283.
  3. Quattrocchi UFLS. CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names: Common names, scientific names, eponyms, synonyms, and etymology. Volume II C-D. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press LLC; 2012. p. 779.
  4. Drosera burmanni Vahl In: Lemmens RHMJ, Bunyapraphatsara N, editors. Plant Resources of South-East Asia 12(3): Medicinal and Poisonous Plants 3. Leiden, Netherlands: Backhuys Publication; 2003.