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Sundew

Drosera

Description:

A carnivorous plant that lure, capture, and digest insects using stalked mucilaginous glands covering their leaf surface. Sundews are characterised by the glandular tentacles, topped with sticky secretions, that cover their laminae. The trapping and digestion mechanism usually employs two types of glands: stalked glands that secrete sweet mucilage to attract and ensnare insects and enzymes to digest them. This particular specie of sundew is one of the smallest, measureing only 1cm in diameter (see comparison of photo to a micro flashdrive).

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5 Comments

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 10 years ago

woouuw..cool...that colour it is beatiful..

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

Gorgeous!

vipin.baliga
vipin.baliga 10 years ago

I love this plant so much..!!!
Beautiful picture.. :-0

box.jedi
box.jedi 10 years ago

A wonderful picture and a great specimin!

Nicholas4
Nicholas4 10 years ago

How Exotic! Gorgeous macro!

DiveMUster
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DiveMUster

Kuching, Malaysia

Spotted on Feb 9, 2012
Submitted on Feb 9, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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