Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Caryophyllales

Droseraceae - Sundew family

Laundon, J.R. (1978) Droseraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 62-68

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.

Botswana: 2 genera and 2 taxa.

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Aldrovanda L.Description
Drosera L.Description

Other sources of information about Droseraceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Droseraceae
Flora of Malawi: Droseraceae
Flora of Mozambique: Droseraceae
Flora of Zambia: Droseraceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Droseraceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Droseraceae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Droseraceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Droseraceae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Droseraceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Droseraceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Droseraceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Droseraceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Droseraceae
Wikipedia: Droseraceae
Plants of the World Online: Droseraceae
Tropicos: Droseraceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Family page: Droseraceae.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=77, retrieved 25 May 2024

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