Drosera sect. Ergaleium

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Drosera menziesiiSinglePlantHabit.jpg
Drosera menziesii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Droseraceae
Genus: Drosera
Subgenus: Ergaleium
Section: Ergaleium
(DC.) Planch.
Type species
D. menziesii
R.Br. ex DC.

See text.

  • D. sect. Polypeltes Diels

Drosera sect. Ergaleium is a section of 26 species that are erect or scrambling tuberous plants in the genus Drosera. This section represents a natural group and are taxonomically monophyletic.[1][2]

The section description has its origins in the description of Drosera subg. Ergaleium, first formally described by Augustin Pyramus de Candolle in 1824. In 1848, Jules Émile Planchon reorganized the species into sections, series, and subseries. Ludwig Diels reclassified the genus in his 1906 monograph of the family, placing the erect and scrambling tuberous Drosera in section Polypeltes. Another reclassification occurred in 1977, when Larry Eugene DeBuhr corrected Diels' section name to the correct and older autonym, sect. Ergaleium.[1]


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  1. ^ a b Lowrie, A. 2005. A taxonomic revision of Drosera section Stolonifera (Droseraceae), from south-west Western Australia[permanent dead link]. Nuytsia, 15(3): 355-393.
  2. ^ Rice, B. A. (2008). The Carnivorous Plant FAQ v. 11.5. Accessed online: 9 September 2009.