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Sticky cinquefoil, Drymocallis glandulosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Drymocallis
Fourr. ex Rydb.

At least 3; see text

Drymocallis is a genus of plants formerly (and sometimes still) included with the typical cinquefoils (Potentilla). It contains three species known or suspected to be protocarnivorous,[1] but more cinquefoils might eventually be moved here:[2][3]

DNA sequence data suggests they are more closely related to Chamaerhodos and Dasiphora than to species such as Potentilla reptans (creeping cinquefoil) which make up the bulk of Potentilla.[2]


  1. ^ George G. Spomer (1999). "Evidence of protocarnivorous capabilities in Geranium viscosissimum and Potentilla arguta and other sticky plants". International Journal of Plant Sciences. 160 (1): 98–101. doi:10.1086/314109. 
  2. ^ a b Torsten Eriksson; Malin S. Hibbs; Anne D. Yoder; Charles F. Delwiche; Michael J. Donoghue (2003). "The phylogeny of Rosoideae (Rosaceae) based on sequences of the internal transcribed spacers (ITS) of nuclear ribosomal DNA and the trnL/F region of chloroplast DNA" (PDF). International Journal of Plant Sciences. 164 (2): 197–211. doi:10.1086/346163. 
  3. ^ "Drymocallis Fourr. ex Rydb". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. November 4, 2011. Retrieved October 27, 2014. 

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