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Post by sujin007 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:04 pm

Byblis, or rainbow plant, is a small genus of carnivorous plant native to Australia. The name rainbow plant comes from the attractive appearance of their mucilage covered leaves in the sun.

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Post by sujin007 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:05 pm

Even though these plants look similar to the Drosera and Drosophllum, they are not related in any way and can be distinguished by zygomorphic flowers with five curved stamens.

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Post by sujin007 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:07 pm

The leaves have a round cross section, and they tend to be very elongated and tapered at the end. The surface of the leaves are completely covered in glandular hairs..

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Post by sujin007 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:09 pm

Glandular hairs release a sticky mucilaginous substance, which in turn traps small insects on the leaves or tentacles as a passive flypaper trap.



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