EPPO Global Database

Genlisea margarethae(GNSMA)

Code created in: 2013-02-01

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: GNSMA
  • Preferred name: Genlisea margarethae
  • Authority: Hutchinson


An African carnivorous plant with, in addition to normal leaves, subterranean colourless leaves modified into a corkscrew shape, for trapping protozoa. G. margarethae has the smallest genome of any angiosperm, a distinction previously held by Arabidopsis thaliana. 

Common names
Name Language
corkscrew plant English