Drosera sect. Erythrorhiza

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Drosera sect. Erythrorhiza
Drosera erythrorhiza
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Droseraceae
Genus: Drosera
Subgenus: Drosera subg. Ergaleium
Section: Drosera sect. Erythrorhiza
(Planch.) Diels
Type species
D. erythrorhiza

Drosera sect. Erythrorhiza is a section of 14 species of tuberous species in the genus Drosera. It represents a natural group of all the rosetted tuberous Drosera. Most species are endemic to Western Australia, but D. aberrans, D. praefolia, D. schmutzii, and D. whittakeri are also found in eastern Australia.[1]

The section was first formally described by Jules Émile Planchon in 1848 as series Erythrorhizae. Ludwig Diels reclassified the genus in his 1906 monograph of the family, recognizing this section, now spelled Erythrorhiza, within subgenus Ergaleium.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Rice, B. A. (2008). The Carnivorous Plant FAQ v. 11.5. Accessed online: 21 July 2009.
  2. ^ Lowrie, A. 2005. A taxonomic revision of Drosera section Stolonifera (Droseraceae), from south-west Western Australia[permanent dead link]. Nuytsia, 15(3): 355-393.
  3. ^ "Drosera sect. Erythrorhiza". International Plant Names Index (IPNI). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; Harvard University Herbaria & Libraries; Australian National Botanic Gardens. Retrieved 21 July 2009.