Aldrovanda

Aldrovanda

Aldrovanda is a genus of carnivorous plants encompassing one extant species (Aldrovanda vesiculosa) and numerous extinct taxa.

Aldrovanda species are thought to be the evolutionary descendants of Palaeoaldrovanda splendens from the Late Cretaceous.

Species

Several undescribed species are also known.

The distinctions between the various named species have been criticised, although SEM analysis of the seed structures seems to confirm the existence of different species.

References

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