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Genus: Drosera (sundews)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Order: Caryophyllales > Family: Droseraceae

Drosera hilaris in Mesic Mountain Fynbos, Kleinmond Nature Reserve (Western Cape, South Africa).

About 80 species (cosmopolitan), with 20 species native to southern Africa and a further six species that are cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Drosera acaulis

 

Drosera admirabilis

 

Drosera affinis

 

Drosera alba

 

Drosera aliciae

 

Drosera burkeana

 

Drosera capensis

 

Drosera cistiflora

 

Drosera collinsiae

 

Drosera cuneifolia

 

Drosera dielsiana

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Drosera glabripes

 

Drosera hilaris

Drosera indica

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Drosera madagascariensis

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Drosera natalensis

 

Drosera pauciflora

 

Drosera ramentacea

 

Drosera regia

 

Drosera slackii

 

Drosera trinervia

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

Information from Glen (2002).

Drosera adelae

Native to Australia.

 

Drosera binata

Native to Australia and New Zealand.

 

Drosera capillaris

Native from the USA through to South America.

 

Drosera hamiltonii

Native to Australia.

 

Drosera peltata

Native from India to Australia.

 

Drosera pygmaea

Native to Australia and New Zealand.

 

Publications

  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.

  • Nkonki, T. 2003. Droseraceae. In Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds), Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14: 420-421. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria. 

 


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