Drosera L.
  • Sp. Pl.: 281 (1753) 
  • soldoggslekta


Notes: Distribution: Cosmopolitan

General Description

Mostly perennial herbs. Leaves in a basal rosette or in whorls, the blades provided with sticky glands which in most species are situated towards the margin of the upper surface and which trap small insects. Inflorescence 1–many-flowered, racemose or cymose. Sepals and petals usually 5, rarely 4 or 8. Stamens 5–20. Ovary of 3–5 carpels; styles 3–5. Fruit a capsule with 3–5 valves. Seeds small and numerous.

Annual or perennial insectivorous herbs, caulescent or acaulescent, with pseudo-roots on which tubers are sometimes formed. Leaves in a basal rosette or caulescent and alternate, the lamina provided with sticky glands which trap small insects. Inflorescence 1- to many-flowered, racemose or cymose. Sepals, petals and stamens usually 5, rarely 4–8. Ovary 3–5-carpellary; styles 3–5; ovules on 3–5 parietal placentas. Seeds small and numerous.

Description as for Droseraceae.

{i}Calyx{/i} 5-parted, equal. {i}Petals{/i} 5, obovate. {i}Stamens{/i} 5; anthers adnate, slitting. {i}Ovary{/i} unilocular, with 3–5, many ovuled, parietal placentæ. {i}Styles{/i} 3–5, bifid or bipartite, the branches undivided or multifid. {i}Capsule{/i} membranous, 3–5-valved, manyseeded.

Literature

Sp. Pl. 1: 281 (1753); Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 136 (1754).

—DC. Prod. 1. p. 317. Endl. Gen. 5033.

Sp. Pl.: 281 (1753) & Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 136 (1754); Diels in E.P. IV. 112: 61 (1906)

Distribution Map

 
  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Africa East Tropical Africa Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Northeast Tropical Africa Chad
  • Ethiopia
  • South Tropical Africa Angola
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Southern Africa Botswana
  • Cape Provinces
  • Free State
  • KwaZulu-Natal
  • Lesotho
  • Namibia
  • Northern Provinces
  • Swaziland
  • West Tropical Africa Benin
  • Burkina
  • Gambia, The
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Ivory Coast
  • Mali
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Togo
  • West-Central Tropical Africa Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Congo
  • Gabon
  • Rwanda
  • Zaire
  • Western Indian Ocean Madagascar
  • Antarctic Subantarctic Islands Falkland Is.
  • Asia-Temperate Caucasus North Caucasus
  • Transcaucasus
  • China China North-Central
  • China South-Central
  • China Southeast
  • Hainan
  • Manchuria
  • Tibet
  • Eastern Asia Japan
  • Korea
  • Nansei-shoto
  • Taiwan
  • Mongolia Mongolia
  • Russian Far East Amur
  • Kamchatka
  • Khabarovsk
  • Kuril Is.
  • Magadan
  • Primorye
  • Sakhalin
  • Siberia Altay
  • Buryatiya
  • Chita
  • Irkutsk
  • Krasnoyarsk
  • Tuva
  • West Siberia
  • Yakutskiya
  • Western Asia Lebanon-Syria
  • Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical Indian Subcontinent Assam
  • Bangladesh
  • East Himalaya
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Sri Lanka
  • West Himalaya
  • Indo-China Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Malesia Borneo
  • Jawa
  • Lesser Sunda Is.
  • Malaya
  • Maluku
  • Philippines
  • Sulawesi
  • Sumatera
  • Papuasia New Guinea
  • Australasia Australia New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
  • New Zealand Antipodean Is.
  • Chatham Is.
  • New Zealand North
  • New Zealand South
  • Europe Eastern Europe Baltic States
  • Belarus
  • Central European Russia
  • East European Russia
  • Krym
  • North European Russia
  • Northwest European Russia
  • South European Russia
  • Ukraine
  • Middle Europe Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Switzerland
  • Northern Europe Denmark
  • Finland
  • Føroyar
  • Great Britain
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Norway
  • Svalbard
  • Sweden
  • Southeastern Europe Greece
  • Italy
  • Romania
  • Yugoslavia
  • Southwestern Europe Corse
  • France
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Northern America Eastern Canada Labrador
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Québec
  • Mexico Mexico Gulf
  • Mexico Southeast
  • Mexico Southwest
  • North-Central U.S.A. Illinois
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Wisconsin
  • Northeastern U.S.A. Connecticut
  • Maine
  • Masachusettes
  • Michigan
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Northwestern U.S.A. Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • Wyoming
  • South-Central U.S.A. Texas
  • Southeastern U.S.A. Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • Southwestern U.S.A. California
  • Subarctic America Alaska
  • Aleutian Is.
  • Greenland
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nunavut
  • Western Canada Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • Saskatchewan
  • Pacific North-Central Pacific Hawaii
  • Northwestern Pacific Caroline Is.
  • Southwestern Pacific New Caledonia
  • Southern America Brazil Brazil North
  • Brazil Northeast
  • Brazil South
  • Brazil Southeast
  • Brazil West-Central
  • Caribbean Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • Jamaica
  • Puerto Rico
  • Trinidad-Tobago
  • Central America Belize
  • Costa Rica
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
  • Panamá
  • Northern South America French Guiana
  • Guyana
  • Suriname
  • Venezuela
  • Southern South America Argentina Northeast
  • Argentina South
  • Chile South
  • Paraguay
  • Uruguay
  • Western South America Bolivia
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Peru

Included Species

Common Names

NameLanguage
soldoggslektaNorwegian Bokmål
solduggfamilienNorwegian Bokmål
soldoggslekta
SundewEnglish
sileshårSwedish
РосянкаRussian
solduggslektaNorwegian Bokmål
WahuMaori
SundewsEnglish
soldoggfamilienNorwegian Nynorsk
Daily dewEnglish
soldoggfamilienNorwegian Bokmål
soldoggslektaNorwegian Nynorsk
kihokitFinnish
sileshårSwedish

  Bibliography

  • 1 Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 2 J.R. Laundon (1959) Droseraceae. Flora of Tropical East Africa 0 (0)
  • 3 (By W. Sonder.) (1894) Droseraceæ. Flora Capensis 1 (0)

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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora Zambesiaca. Published on the Internet; http://apps.kew.org/efloras/
Flora Capensis
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Flora Capensis. Published on the Internet; http://apps.kew.org/efloras/
Flora of Nepal
OpenUp Common Names
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Common Names from the OpenUp! Common Names Service
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