Subordinate Taxa
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Droseraceae
 Description

Fls regular, perfect, solitary or in cymes; sepals ± connate at base, imbricate, persistent; petals 5, hypog. Stamens (4)–5–(20), mostly free; anthers 2-celled, extrorse. Ovary 1-celled, placentae parietal or sub-basal; ovules us. many. Fr. a loculicidal capsule; seeds with fleshy endosperm. Annual to perennial herbs or subshrubs, mostly bog plants, strongly glandular-hairy, insectivorous. Genera 4, only  being subcosmopolitan.

[From:  Allan (1961) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 1.]

 Biostatus
Number of species in New Zealand within Droseraceae
CategoryNumber
Indigenous (Endemic)1
Indigenous (Non-endemic)5
Indigenous (Non-endemic): Sometimes present1
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
Exotic: Casual4
Total12
 Bibliography
Cronquist, A. 1988: The evolution and classification of flowering plants. The New York Botanic Gardens, New York.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.