Tui or Parson Bird Prosthemadera Novae Zealandiae. From: 'A history of the birds of New Zealand' by Walter Lawry Buller
ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage

Search using this query type:



Search only these record types:

Item
Collection
Simple Page

Advanced Search (Items only)

Drosera rotundiflora (Common sundew)

Files

Creator

Date

c. 1890

Identifier

Historical Brendel Plant Models, Botany Department, University of Otago

Publisher

___

Abstract

Look a little closer and you will see the fly trapped within the leaf of this carnivorous plant, Drosera rotundiflora or common sundew. These plants are found in the wetland areas of Europe, Siberia, Japan, North America and the island of New Guinea. The top of each leaf is covered in tiny red hairs that secrete a sweet, sticky mucus which attracts insects. Studies have shown that extracts of the plant exhibit anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic and anti-angiogenic (useful in the treatment of cancer) properties.

Citation

Robert Brendel, “Drosera rotundiflora (Common sundew),” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed September 22, 2018, http://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8678.

Item Relations

This item has no relations.

Share this page