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Pitcher Plant

Nepenthes distillatoria

Description:

Pitcher plants are carnivorous plants whose prey-trapping mechanism features a deep cavity filled with liquid known as a pitfall trap. It has been widely assumed that the various sorts of pitfall trap evolved from rolled leaves, with selection pressure favouring more deeply cupped leaves over evolutionary time. However, some pitcher plant genera (such as Nepenthes) are placed within clades consisting mostly of flypaper traps: this indicates that this view may be too simplistic, and some pitchers may have evolved from the common ancestors of today's flypaper traps by loss of mucilage.

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1 Comment

Warm
Warm 10 years ago

Wow! It's look like Nepenthes truncata

Bunan
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Bunan

Sikkim, India

Spotted on Aug 3, 2009
Submitted on Aug 3, 2011

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