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[Greek, feminine of droseros, dewy, from drosos, dew.]
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an insectivorous plant of the genus Drosera
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Noun1.drosera - the type genus of Droseraceae including many low bog-inhabiting insectivorous plantsDrosera - the type genus of Droseraceae including many low bog-inhabiting insectivorous plants
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
Droseraceae, family Droseraceae, sundew family - a family of carnivorous herbs and shrubs
daily dew, sundew, sundew plant - any of various bog plants of the genus Drosera having leaves covered with sticky hairs that trap and digest insects; cosmopolitan in distribution
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Oliver's (1944) account of a 1911 emergence of cabbage white butterflies (Pieris rapea), in which six million butterflies were caught on a two acre patch of sundews (Drosera anglica Huds.) in only nine hours, is a spectacular example of the episodic nature of insect capture by a carnivorous plant species.
* Drosera Rotundifolia: Deep, hoarse voice with spasmodic, barking cough.
Effects of fire, competition and soil disturbance on regeneration of a carnivorous plant (Drosera capillaris).
Some are remarkably hardy, like the trumpet plant (Sarracenia flava) and the sundew (Drosera filiformis).
Among the herbaceous species protected on a national scale are clubmosses (Lycopodium), pasqueflowers (Pulsatilla vulgaris), gentians (Gentiana), sundews (Drosera), globeflowers (Trollius europaeus), columbines (Aguilegia), the purple "Turks cap lily" (Lilium martagon), primroses (Primula vulgaris [=P.
Some genera, such as Drosera, Utricularia, and Pinguicula, are widespread (Juniper et al.
Little research has been published on whether sundews (Drosera) can lure their prey despite being the second largest genus (160 species) of carnivorous plants.
Gravel, mainly composed of milky-quartz, is common in the CRs and several plant species such as Drosera schwackei (Diels) Rivadavia are restricted to it (Rivadavia et al., 2003).
Wrth gau'r ffosydd fel hyn mae disgwyl gweld rhagor o'r migwyn, a phlanhigion fel chwys yr haul neu'r gwlithlys (Drosera rotundifolia; sundew) a llafn y bladur (Narthecium ossifragum; bog ashphodel) yn adfeddiannu eu cynefin.
Holocentric chromosomes have been also observed in a few other angiosperm genera (Cuscuta, Pazy and Plitmann, 1994; Drosera, Sheikh and Kondo 1995; Chionographis, Tanaka & Tanaka, 1977 and Myristica, Flach 1966).