Roridula dentata

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Roridula dentata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Roridulaceae
Genus: Roridula
Species: R. dentata
Binomial name
Roridula dentata
L. (1764)
  • Drosera roridula
    Thunb. (1797) nom.illeg.
  • Drosera verticillata
    L. (1830) nom.illeg.
  • Ireon verticillatum
    (L.) Burm.f. (1768) nom.illeg.
  • Roridula brachysepala
    Gdgr. (1913)
    [=R. dentata/R. gorgonias]
  • Roridula muscicapa
    Gaertn. (1788)
  • Roridula verticillata
    (L.) Pers. (1815) nom.illeg.

Roridula dentata is a carnivorous plant native to the Cape Provinces of South Africa.[1]

It can be found only in the hotter and more arid inland at the mountains of Clanwilliam and Tulbagh' Ceres and can grow up to more than 150 cm. The leaves are covered with sticky hairs and produce a resin (rather than a mucilage as in most other sticky carnivorous plants), enabling it to catch insects, such as wasps or bees, and very occasionally small birds.[2]


  1. ^ Millington, Andrew; Blumler, Mark; Schickhoff, Udo (2011). The SAGE Handbook of Biogeography. SAGE Publications. pp. 143–. ISBN 978-1-4462-5445-5. Retrieved 2013-08-07. The Cape Floristic Region in South Africa is comparatively rich in endemic flowering-plant families. Five families of angiosperms (Penaeaceae, Roridulaceae, Geissolomataceae, Grubbiaceae, and Lanariaceae) are endemic to that region ... 
  2. ^ McPherson, Stewart. 2008. Glistening Carnivores: the Sticky-leaved Insect-eating Plants. Poole, Dorset, England: Redfern Natural History Productions. ISBN 978-0-9558918-1-6

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