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More carnivorous plants

This is a discussion on More carnivorous plants within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; Roridula is a South African genus of plants that, whilst having many of the adaptations ...

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    Roridula is a South African genus of plants that, whilst having many of the adaptations of a carnivorous plant, such as the possession of insect-trapping sticky hairs, does not directly digest the animals it traps. Instead, it is mutualistic with a species of bug, Pameridea roridulae (a type of capsid bug), which feeds on the trapped insects. The plant obtains nutrients from the droppings of this symbiotic insect. Whether this plant is regarded as carnivorous or protocarnivorous is essentially a matter of style. The genus contains just two species, Roridula gorgonias and Roridula dentata, and is the only genus in the family Roridulaceae.

    Roridula gorgonias:


    Cephalotus follicularis, the only known species in this genus, is native to the extreme southwestern part of Australia (near the town of Albany) where it lives on the margins of freshwater wetlands, ditches, and slow streams. Plant size 4-6cm.

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    Heliamphora pulchella is endemic to the Chimanta group of Tepuis (Akopan Tepui) in Venezuela. The pitchers are only 3-4cm.

    H. pulchella:


    Dioanea muscipula:

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    What wonderful pictures!!

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    OH! Your pictures are simply the best! Thanks sooooooooo much for putting them here for us to view! Betty :-)

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    The details on that ceph is awesome... also thanks for the photo of a heli in bloom, first
    time i've seen one.... the vft is nicely grown....

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    FANTASTIC!! The first one definately looks sci-fi.

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    Wonderful ceph pics! I have tried cephs a couple of times but with little success regretfully.

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    love the australian plant, reminds me on muppet show somehow...lol
    thanks for showing thomas!

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    I feel like I learn so much from your postings, Thomas. Thanks for all the background and the amazing photos.

    Cheers,
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    Spectacular pictures! At first, seemed too good to be true!!!

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    Yeah really clean, sharp, detiled and wonderfully lit photos. Do you use strobes or incandescent light? 2 or 3 sources? YOur plants look as good as the pictures. do you grow them in a green house or some sort of enclosure? Distilled water for all of them? Do you provide insects or they don't need help for feeding?
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