Willdenowia 37 – Article37214

Willdenowia – Annals of the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem
ISSN 0511-9618
© 2007 BGBM Berlin-Dahlem.

Fleischmann, A., Wistuba, A. & McPherson, S. 2007: Drosera solaris (Droseraceae), a new sundew from the Guayana Highlands.
Willdenowia 37: 551-555.

Drosera solaris is described as a new species from Guyana and illustrated. It belongs to D. subg. Drosera sect. Drosera and seems to be related to D. felix and D. kaieteurensis, the only other neotropical species with cup-like dehiscing capsules. Data on its distribution, habitat and ecology as well as an identification key to the three related species are given.

Key words
carnivorous plants, Drosera felix, Drosera kaieteurensis, Guyana, taxonomy.

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