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Pinguicula Carnivorous plant

Pinguicula sp.

Description:

I have always thought it was a carnivorous plant because there are always dead mosquitoes, small moths and other bugs on the surface of the flat and round leaves. They are in a vertical slopes of earth and in a mostly shaded area in oak forest. Very uncommon. I hope I can get an ID. Some of the leaves are about 5 cm diameter (2 inches). Pinguicula, commonly known as the butterworts, is a genus of carnivorous plants that use sticky, glandular leaves to lure, trap, and digest insects in order to supplement the poor mineral nutrition they obtain from the environments.

Habitat:

Oak forest.

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Pinguicula
Pinguicula sp.


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7 Comments

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Thank you xcheshire.moonx for the ID.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Thank you bhargav.py, and dandoucette.

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Natural insect control, nice!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Thank you Carlos Velazco for the ID. Sospechaba que esta planta era carnívora pero ahora tengo la confirmación.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

The leaves are not really sticky Chief

xcheshire.moonx
xcheshire.moonx 8 years ago

I think it's a Pinguicula.

bhargav.py
bhargav.py 8 years ago

Nice...

LuisStevens
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LuisStevens

San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Spotted on Oct 14, 2012
Submitted on Nov 13, 2012

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