is perennial carnivorous plant found growing on gravel (gritty) slopes or damp sandy-clayey soil ground depressions. D. brevicornis is only native to Batchelor, Dundee Beach, Bynoe Haven, Charlotte River, Darwin River, Edith Falls, Fly Creek, Kakadu National Park, and Palmerston of Northern Territory and Western Australia.
Its green petioles are oblanceolate with the top being pubescent while underneath is densely covered with white dendritic hairs that lay in a flat rosette. Its lamina can vary in color from red, orange, or purple and are very recognizable by their very orbicular (of a flat ring or disk shape), reminiscent of a “taco shell”. The traps have glandular tentacles that are longer at the edge
and shorter in the center. The trap’s underside surface is covered with thick white dendritic hairs. D. brevicornis blooms from March to April. The inflorescence reache 1′ 4″ (40 cm) in height and can produce 20-30 white or pink flowers.
(Name origin: from the Latin brevis = short, and cornu = horn, referring to the stamen that ends with a hooked filament that extends beyond the anthers)
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