Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae

Droseraceae - Sundew family

Laundon, J.R. (1960) Droseraceae FZ 1978

Description of the family

Annual or perennial, insectivorous herbs. Stipules present or 0 (indica). Leaves in whorls or alternate, frequently in basal rosettes; lamina with stalked glands which trap small insects. Flowers in racemes, cymes or occasionally solitary, actinomorphic, hypogynous, bisexual. Sepals, petals and stamens usually 5, rarely 4-8. Petals free. Ovary superior, subspherical and glabrous, with 3-5 1-locular carpels. Styles 3 (in ours), 2-partite to the base. Fruit a loculicidal capsule.

Worldwide: 4 genera and 110 species, cosmopolitan.

Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 5 taxa.

Drosera indica

More sample images from the Droseraceae (Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record)

Drosera dielsiana

Drosera dielsiana

Drosera indica

Drosera indica

Drosera indica

Drosera indica

Drosera madagascariensis

Drosera madagascariensis

Drosera madagascariensis

Drosera madagascariensis

Links to genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

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Drosera L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Droseraceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Droseraceae
Flora of Zambia: Droseraceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Droseraceae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Droseraceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=77, retrieved 19 April 2014

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