The first description was in 1854 by Turcz.
(Notes: The subgenus Drosera dichrosepala ssp. enodes was described
in 1992 by N. Marchant & Lowrie as a own genus - Drosera enodes.
In 1996 the plant was assigned as a subgenus of Drosera dichrosepala)
The name dichrosepala comes from the Greek word "dikhros"=
two-coloured, because of the two colours of the sepals.
Home of D. dichrosepala is the southwest of Australia. You can
find the plant located in the region of Mount Barker. The climate
is of the Mediterranean sea with warm, dry summers and cool winters.
This perennial pygmy sundew is growing with a steam. The plant
can reach a height of 1.5 inches (4 cm) and a diameter of 3/4
inch (2 cm). The leaves are round with long tentacles. The roots
can reach 4 inches in depth - the plant produces also base roots.
At the end of November / beginning of December Drosera dichrosepala
is producing gemmae. These are thick and round.
The flowers (4 - 12 at each flower stalk) are 1/2 inch big with
a white or pink colour of the petals. The flowers have a sweet
smell. Flowering period is from September until October.
Drosera dichrosepala is an easy pygmy sundew. The soil should
be light and sandy. I use a 2:1 mixture peat:sand. The humidity
should be between 60-80%.
For propagation use seed or the gemmae.
Pictures: A plant without soil (you see the long roots), a close
up of the gemmae and a group of young plants (growing from gemmae).