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Compiled by William "Tamlin" Dawnstar

I have been asked often enough for some pertinent “scientific” literature regarding the genus Drosera.  The following is a very non-academic compilation taken from notes, jottings and the like.  I hope some of it proves useful.  I think I have provided enough information for a competent and sympathetic librarian to assist in acquiring these papers and books.  In the U.S. interlibrary loan is a great research tool, and much can be acquired with a little effort.

Please feel free to amend or correct any errors, and to add to the list if you have further suggested readings.  This is a very fragmentary and partial list, and not inclusive by any stretch of the imagination.  It should keep you busy for a little while at least.

Not included, but highly recommend are the Allen Lowrie books as well.  Rika Erickson’s works on Western Australian CP is also excellent, especially from a historical view.

Diels “Droseraceae” In Engler’s: Pflanzenreich 4: (112) 62 1906
26 (4) 1-136

Schlauer: “A Dichotomous Key to the Genus Drosera L.
Carnivorous Plant Newsletter Vol. 25, Sept., 1996

Rivadavia, Kondo, Kato, and Hasabe   2003 "Phylogeny of the Sundews, Drosera (Droseraceae) Based on Chloroplast rbcL and Nuclear 18S Ribosomal DNA Sequences"
Am.Jor.Bot  90(1)  123-130

Gibson, R. “The Drosera Spatulata Complex and A Comparison of Other Rosetted Sundew Species

***Brazillian Drosera:***

“The Botany of the Guayana Highland”,  1957
Memoirs of the New York Botanical Gardens Vol. 9 #3  331-336

Stefano and Culham,  Dos Especies Nuevas del Genero Drosera en Venezuela y Otras Commentarios Taxonomicos,  1995
Novon Vol.5 #3   241-245

Brummer-Dinger, C.H. 1955 “Notes on Guyana Droseraceae”,
Acta.Bot.Neerlandica. 4 (1): 136-138

Correa, M.D. and A.S.Taylor, B  1976 “Droseraceae”,
Ann.Missouri.Bot.Gard.  63: 389-392

Fernandez-Perez, A.  1965  “Plantas Insectivoras Droseracae de Colombia”
Caldasia  11(43) 219-232

Maguire, R. and Wurdack, J.J. “The Botany of the Guiana Highland Part II
Mem.Mew.York.Bot. Gard.  9(3) 331-336

St. Hillare ,  1824  “Plantes Remarquable du Bresille et du Paraguay”

Stefano, R.D. and Culham, A  “Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol. IV”,
Miss.Bot.Gard.Press  696-703

Silva and Giulietti  1997, “Levantamento Das Droceraceae do Brasil”,
Bol.Bot.Univ. Sao Paulo   16:  75-105

Steyermark, J.A. and Smith, L.B.,  1974  “A New Drosera From Venezuela”,
Rhodora  Vol 76  491-493

Rivadavia, F.  2000 “Serra do Araca Expidition”
CP.Soc.Jor,  Vol 23

***South African Drosera Taxonomy***

Laundon, S.R. “Flora of Tropical East Africa: Droseracae”,

Obermeyer, A.A.,  1970   “The flora of Southern Africa”,
Vol.13         581.968F    187-204

Harvey  1859 “Flora Capensis, Vol. 1”

Agnew, A.D., 1974   “Upland Kenya wild Flowers”
Oxford.Univ.Press, London   pp. 827

Adamson, R.S. and Salter, T.M.  1950 “Flora of the Cape Peninsula”

Exell, A.W. and Mendoza, F.A. “Legenda das Tabulas”

Exell, A.W. and Laundon, J.R., “New and Noteworthy Species of Drosera From Africa and Madagascar”. Britt.Muse.Nat.Hist.

Salter, R.N. “Notes on Some Species of Drosera Occurring in the Cape Peninsula Including the New Species Drosera glabripes (Harvey) and Drosera curviscapa (Slater)

Debbert, P. 31.12.1987  “Zwei Neue Drosera-arten Aus Der Kap-Provinz, Sud-Afrika”,
Mitt.Bot.Staatssammi  Muchen 23  ISSN: 0006-8179  431-436

Debbert, P. 31.12.1991  “Einge Neue Arten Der Gattung Drosera (Droseraceae) und Pinguicila (Lentibularaceae)”, Mitt.Bot.Staatssammi. Muchen  ISSN: 0006-8179  pp 373-380.

***Australian Drosera Taxonomy***

Conn, B.J. 1981  “The Drosera peltata –Drosera auriculata Complex”,
Jor.Adelaide.Bot.Gard., 3(1)  91-100

Lowrie, A and Marchant, N.  1992 “Four New Taxa From Western Australia”,
Nuytsia 8(3)  323-332

Marchant, N. and Lowrie, A., “New Names and New Combinations in 34 Taxa OF Western Australian Tuberous and Pygmy Drosera”,
Kew Bulletin Vol. 47(2)  315-317

Susandarini, Collins, Lowrie, and Conran  2002  “Morphological Variation Within the Drosera indica (Droseraceae) Complex In Northern Australia,
Aust.Jor.Bot.  50  207-214

Lowrie,A. and Carlquist, S., (Sept. 1990)  “A New Species of Tuberous Drosera From Western Australia”,  Phytologia 69(3)  160-162

Lowrie, A.  1994 “Drosera ordensis (Droseraceae) A New Tropical Carnivorous Plant From Northern Australia”,  Nuytsia: 9(3) 363-367

Lowrie,A 1996 “Drosera kenneallyi (Droseraceae) A New Tropical Carnivorous Plant From Northern Western Australia”, Nuytsia 10(3) 419-423

Lowrie, A. 1997 “Drosera paradoxa (Droseraceae) A New Species From Northern Australia”, Nuytsia 11(3)  347-351

Lowrie, A. 1999  “A Taxonomic Review of the Yellow Flowered Tuberous Species of Drosera (Droseraceae) From Southwest Western Australia”,  Nuytsia 13(1) 55-69