Drosophyllum is a genus of carnivorous plants containing the single species Drosophyllum lusitanicum. In appearance, it is similar to the related genus Drosera, and to the much more distantly related Byblis.
Commonly called Portuguese Sundew or Dewy Pine, the Drosophyllum lusitanicum carnivorous plant is considered to be one of the most successful in the insectivorous fauna world. It has the ability to attract, capture and consume copious amounts of insects using extremely effective passive trapping methods. In fact, it’s ability to capture prey is so effective that it’s leaves are often smothered by insects. Drosophyllum naturally occurs in the southern coastal region of Portugal and thrives in arid climates. This differs vastly from the humid savanna of the coastal Eastern United States or tropical rain forests of the South Pacific.