Drosera

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Drosera
Drosera spatulata KansaiHabit.jpg
Drosera tokaiensis
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Droseraceae
Genus: Drosera
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Species

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Drosera, commonly kent as the sundews, comprise ane o the lairgest genera o carnivorous plants, wi at least 194 species.[1] These members o the faimily Droseraceae lure, captur, an digest insects uisin stalked mucilaginous glands coverin thair leaf surfaces. The insects are uised tae supplement the puir mineral nutreetion o the soil in which thay grow. Various species, which vary greatly in size an furm, can be foond growin natively on every continent except Antarctica.[2]

Baith the botanical name (frae the Greek δρόσος: drosos = "dew, dewdrops") an the Inglis common name (sundew, derived frae Laitin ros solis, meanin "dew o the sun") refer tae the glistenin drops o mucilage at the tip o each tentacle that resemble drops o mornin dew.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. McPherson, S.R. 2010. Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats. 2 volumes. Redfern Natural History Productions Ltd., Poole.
  2. McPherson, S.R. 2008. Glistening Carnivores. Redfern Natural History Productions Ltd., Poole.