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The Carnivorous Plants ebook is an 83 page guide to the fascinating plants that get their nutrition from animals.

Carnivorous plants are plants that have unique adaptations that enable them to catch and feed off animals such as insects and other small invertebrates. In some instances, they may even catch and feed off small vertebrates such as mice.

Traps are the parts of a carnivorous plant that catch and digest animals. Traps are vegetative parts of these plants, usually formed as modified leaf structures. There are a range of different types of traps to be found:
- Some traps are “active”, involving a degree of movement by the plant to trap the animal. For example, a Venus Fly Trap will rapidly spring closed like two hinged doors, trapping the animal in the middle.
- Other traps are “passive”, with modifications such as sticky secretions that cause the animal to become stuck on the plant (e.g.Drosera), or encased within a chamber that is difficult to escape (e.g. a pitfall trap).

 

Pages: 83

Images:93

ISBN: 978-0-9925878-9-5

 

Table of Contents

CREDITS

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
How do they do it?
Types of Traps
Families & Species
Families
Species

CHAPTER 2 GROWING AND USING CARNIVOROUS PLANTS
Environmental Factors

CHAPTER 3 PLANT DIRECTORY
Aldrovanda (syn. Aldrovandia)
Cephalotus
Darlingtonia (syn. Chrysamphora)
Dionaea
Drosera
Dropsophyllum
Heliamphora
Nepenthes
Pinguicula
Sarracenia
Utricularia

APPENDIX

 

ISBN: 978-0-9925878-9-5


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