Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Terrestrial, mostly perennial herbs. Stems often reduced. Leaves spiral, simple, often in a basal rosette, glandular hairs present; stipules often multilobed or absent. Inflorescence simple, sometimes branched, mostly bracteate. Flowers white, orange, pink, red or purple; calyx with inner surface glabrous; corolla more or less imbricate, veined; petals obovate to obovate-spathulate (after anthesis the petals tend to stick together with anthers and stigmas to form a hood over the ovary and capsule); styles free. Seeds ellipsoid or fusiform, black.

About 90 species distributed discontinuously throughout the world, the greatest diversity in Australia (c. 53 species).

Source: Conn, B.J. (1996). Droseraceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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