Drosophyllaceae

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Drosophyllaceae

Drosophyllaceae Chrtek, Slavíková & Studnička in Preslia 61: 122. 1989 sec. Kubitzki 20031
  • 1. Kubitzki, K. 2003: Drosophyllaceae, 203 – 205. – In: Kubitzki, K. & Bayer, C. (ed.), The families and genera of vascular plants 5. – Berlin, Heidelberg & New York: Springer

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Introduction

A monotypic family that includes carnivorous subshrubs distributed in Spain, Portugal and Morocco (Kubitzki 2003c). These are characterised by reverse circinate leaves, basal placentation, polyporate pollen and a chromosome base number x = 6 (Heubl & al. 2006). Historically, the single genus Drosophyllum was placed within Droseraceae but its position as independent lineage has been well-supported by several molecular phylogenetic studies (e.g. Meimberg & al. 2000; Cuénoud & al. 2002; Hilu & al. 2003; Brockington & al. 2009; Schäferhoff & al. 2009). These studies also revealed the closer relationship of Drosophyllacae with the clade Ancistrocladaceae+Dioncophyllaceae rather than Droseraceae.