DROSERACEAE - Sundew Family

Insectivorous perennial herbs

Leaves alternate in a rosette, simple, blade modified as an active trap (Dionaea -Venus Flytrap) or with irritable, mucilage-tipped tentacle hairs (Drosera - Sundews)

Flowers in cymes, perfect, regular, hypogunous, calyx, corolla, and stamens withering-persistent




Fruits a loculicidal capsule

Seeds 3 to many

4 genera, 100 species, Drosera is only genus with more than 1 species

Economic use: ornamentals

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