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Post by sujin007 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:41 pm

Out of all the strange plants in the world, who would have thought that you even get flesh eating plants? Well, maybe not so much “flesh” eating, as insect eating, but carnivorous none the less.
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Post by sujin007 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:43 pm



These fascinating plants are categorized as carnivorous as they trap insects and arthropods, produce digestive juices, dissolve the prey and derive some, or most, of their nutrients from this process.
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Post by sujin007 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:45 pm


The first book on these plants was written by Charles Darwin, in 1875, “Insectivorous Plants”. After further discoveries and research, it is believed that these carnivorous properties evolved on six separate occasions, from five different orders of flowering plants.

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Post by sujin007 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:47 pm

All carnivorous plants can be found in areas where the soil has very little nutrients. These are now presented in over 630 different species of flowering plant.

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Post by sujin007 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:48 pm

There are five basic trapping mechanisms found in all these plants: Pitfall traps, Fly Paper traps, Snap traps, Bladder traps and Lobster pot traps.

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Post by sujin007 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:50 pm

That's the reason why here are few couple of plants, using each mechanism, so that we can also see the differences between different genera.


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Post by amar_sh143 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:36 pm

some of the carnivorous plants are the Nepenthes, Uticularia, bladder wort etc.
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Post by amar_sh143 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:38 pm

these type of plant grow in the nitrogen deficient areas and hence to fulfill the need of the nitrogen they prey the insects and get the nitrogen.
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