The Carnivorous Plant FAQ v. 12

Q: Carnivorous plants of southern Africa--Roridula homeland!

A: South Africa, Lesotho, and Swaziland are discussed here. All other parts of Africa, including Madagascar and the Seychelles, are simply indicated as "northern Africa."

Before we get to the large genera for South Africa, I note that Genlisea hispidula (and others?) occurs in the region. Also, the genus Roridula is endemic here.

This is a big pile of species. Mostly a bunch of rosetted species, identifying them can be extremely difficult.

Africa has a good number--about twenty--species in this genus.

Page citations: Fleischmann, A. 2012; Gibson 2008; Rice, B.A. 2006a; Robinson, A., et al. 2017; Schlauer, J. 2002; Taylor, P. 1989.


Revised: 2018
©Barry Rice, 2018