The Carnivorous Plant FAQ v. 11.5
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Q: Drosophyllum: various types

A: Drosophyllum lusitanicum (L.) Link is the only species in its genus. As far as I have seen, all the plants in cultivation are essentially identical, with no significant variation.

Field photographs often show plants that are much redder or with somewhat flattened leaf-bases, but I think these details are only a result of the plants luxuriating in ideal conditions. I have seen the plant in several sites in Portugal and Spain, but the plants were quite uniform over this range, even surprisingly so.

There are no established Drosophyllum cultivars.

Page citations: Rice, B. 2006a; personal observations.

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