Carnivorous plants of Australia

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For the three-volume work by Allen Lowrie, see Carnivorous Plants of Australia.

Australia has one of the world's richest carnivorous plant floras, with around 187 recognised species from 6 genera.[1]

Species[edit]

The following list is derived from Australian Carnivorous Plants (2012) by Greg Bourke and Richard Nunn.[1] It notably excludes the genus Stylidium, whose members may be considered to be protocarnivorous or carnivorous because the glandular trichomes that cover the scape and flower can trap, kill, and digest small insects with protease enzymes produced by the plant.[2]

Aldrovanda (1 species)
Byblis (7 species; endemic)
Cephalotus (1 species; endemic)
Drosera (116 species)
Nepenthes (3 species)
Utricularia (59 species)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bourke, G. & R. Nunn 2012. Australian Carnivorous Plants. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole. ISBN 9781908787026
  2. ^ Darnowski, D.W.; Carroll, D.M.; Płachno, B.; Kabanoff, E.; Cinnamon, E. (2006). "Evidence of protocarnivory in triggerplants (Stylidium spp.; Stylidiaceae)". Plant Biology. 8 (6): 805–812. doi:10.1055/s-2006-924472. PMID 17058181. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Clayton, C.H. 1998. Carnivorous Plants in Victoria, Australia. Triffid Park, Australia.
  • Clayton, C.H. 2003. Carnivorous Plants in New South Wales, Australia. Triffid Park, Australia.
  • Clayton, C.H. 2003. Carnivorous Plants in Tasmania, Australia. Triffid Park, Australia.
  • Clayton, C.H. 2005. Carnivorous Plants in South Australia, Australia. Triffid Park, Australia.
  • Clayton, C.H. 2005. Sub-Carnivorous Plants in Australia. Triffid Park, Australia.
  • Erickson, R. 1968. Plants of Prey in Australia. Lamb Publications, Perth.
  • Lowrie, A. 1987. Carnivorous Plants of Australia. Volume 1. University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands.
  • Lowrie, A. 1989. Carnivorous Plants of Australia. Volume 2. University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands.
  • Lowrie, A. 1998. Carnivorous Plants of Australia. Volume 3. University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands.