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Pinguicula moranensis


Perennial rosette-forming insectivorous herb native to Mexico and Guatemala. A species of butterwort, it forms summer rosettes of flat, succulent leaves up to 10 centimeters (4 in) long, which are covered in mucilagenous (sticky) glands that attract, trap, and digest arthropod prey. Nutrients derived from the prey are used to supplement the nutrient-poor substrate that the plant grows in. In the winter the plant forms a non-carnivorous rosette of small, fleshy leaves that conserves energy while food and moisture supplies are low. Single pink, purple, or violet flowers appear twice a year on upright stalks up to 25 centimeters long. (Source:


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Meik 11 years ago

Thank you both!

cortg479 11 years ago

i like the pics so cute

KarenL 11 years ago

Congratulations Meik, this spotting is featured in the Project Noah blog today!

Meik Meißner
Spotted by
Meik Meißner

Göttingen, Niedersachsen, Germany

Spotted on Jul 15, 2012
Submitted on Jul 15, 2012

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