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finally after a long wait of 6months, my aurticulat's germinated (but only two sprouts camee out out of 15 seeds). So ahppy, kinda wierd that only 2 sprouts came out of my macrantha seeds also, and they took around the same time to germinate!
Drosera auriculata and peltata are separate taxa if you follow Lowerie, which I tend towards, vs auriculata is a sub-species of peltata per. Dr. Schlauer. Both have very good arguments. Auriculata has reniform shaped lamina on the basal rosette vs. lamina transversely elliptic (shield shaped) in peltata. Auriculata is pink flowered, peltata may be either. Seeds of the former are linear, and are ovoid in the latter. Peltata lacks adpressed leaves on the lower stem. I base my opinion on the fact that there are no natural hybrids between the two taxa, although both occur in the same range. Peltata can have pink flowers, so this is not reliable for diagnosis. The lamina and seed shape are the most diagnostic feature.