Sundew ( Drosera ), detail of the catch leaves
All species in this family are herbaceous , carnivorous plants . The inflorescences are mostly wraps . The radial flowers are hermaphroditic and mostly five-fold, sometimes four-fold. The ovaries are on top. There are fruit capsules made with very many small seeds.
The water trap and the Venus flytrap catch their prey with a folding trap (similar to a leghold trap), in the genus sundew there are only sticky traps.
The family includes three genera:
L. , with the only species
- Water trap ( Aldrovanda vesiculosa L. )
Dionaea Sol. ex J.Ellis , with the only kind
- Venus Flytrap ( Dionaea muscipula J.Ellis )
- Drosera L. , sundew , with around 200 species
- Ludwig Diels : Droseraceae (= The Plant . 26 = 4, 112, ). Engelmann, Leipzig 1906, p. 109.