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the web of life in southern Africa

Family: Lentibulariaceae

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid I > Order: Lamiales

Carnivorous plants, found in wet places. There are three genera and about 245 species (cosmopolitan), with two genera and 21 species native to southern Africa.

Genera native to southern Africa

List from Smithies (2000).


About 19 species (tropical America and tropical Africa). One species, Genlisea hispidula, is native to southern Africa.



About 180 species (cosmopolitan), of which 20 are native to southern Africa.



  • Smithies, S.J. 2000. Lentibulariaceae. In: Seed Plants of Southern Africa (ed. O.A. Leistner). Strelitzia 10: 336-337. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.