Family: Droseraceae (sundew and Venus' fly trap family)
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Four genera and about 100 species
(cosmopolitan), with two genera and 21 species native to southern
Africa and a further genus and seven species that are cultivated in
the region. Insectivorous.
Genera native to southern Africa
of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).
(widespread through Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa,
including southern Africa).
About 80 species (cosmopolitan), with 20 species
native to southern Africa and a further six species that are
cultivated in the region.
Other genera, cultivated in southern Africa
Information from Glen (2002). Drosophyllum
lusitanicum has been moved to its own family, following the
Angiosperm Phylogeny Website.
Dionaea (Venus' fly-trap)
One species: Dionaea muscipula
(Venus' fly-trap), native to SE USA.