Trisha Shetty

Carnivorous plants of New Zealand

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Carnivorous plants of New Zealand

There are fourteen species of carnivorous plants occurring in New Zealand, and four species that have been known to occur in the past.

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Species

Drosera
  • Drosera arcturi
  • Drosera auriculata
  • Drosera binata
  • Drosera capensis (introduced and fully naturalised plant pest)
  • Drosera peltata
  • Drosera pygmaea
  • Drosera spatulata
  • Drosera stenopetala (endemic)
  • Utricularia
  • Utricularia australis
  • Utricularia delicatula (endemic)
  • Utricularia dichotoma
  • Utricularia geminiscapa
  • Utricularia gibba (introduced plant pest)
  • Utricularia livida (introduced and fully naturalised plant pest)
  • Drosera burmanni, D. filiformis, U. arenaria and U. sandersonii have been known to occasionally occur.

    Invasive species

    Drosera capensis, U. arenaria, U. gibba, U. livida and U. sandersonii are listed on the National Pest Plant Accord since they are invasive species. The Cape sundew (D. capensis) and bladderwort (U. livida) have been found in the Auckland region and pose a threat to indigenous plants.

    References

    Carnivorous plants of New Zealand Wikipedia


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