Aldrovanda vesiculosa is the most widely distributed carnivorous plant species, native to Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. Aldrovanda is spread mainly through the movement of waterfowl: plants sticking to the feet of a bird are transported to the next aquatic destination on the bird's route.
Q: Brocchinia: the nicky dicky plant. B. reducta waxy cuticle; B. reducta flowering; A: Brocchinia is a genus of bromeliads which includes at least two species which are probably carnivorous. How are they carnivorous? In nature (and not in cultivation), the leaves form a tightly bound, erect column that looks like an organ pipe.
Byblis / ˈ b ɪ b l ɪ s / is a small genus of carnivorous plants, sometimes termed the rainbow plants for the attractive appearance of their mucilage-covered leaves in bright sunshine. Native to western Australia, it is the only genus in the family Byblidaceae.
Catopsis berteroniana / k ə ˈ t ɒ p s ɪ s ˌ b ɜːr t ə ˌ r oʊ n i ˈ ɑː n ə /, commonly known as the powdery strap airplant, is an epiphytic bromeliad thought to be a possible carnivorous plant, similar to Brocchinia reducta, although the evidence is equivocal.
Cephalotus follicularis - the Albany Pitcher Plant TRAP TYPE: Pitfall Trap One species, Cephalotus follicularis Labillardiére (1806), occupying peaty swamps in southwestern Australia.. 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.
These meat-eating pitcher plants belong to two large families of monocots—the Nepenthaceae (Old World) and Sarraceniaceae (New World). The pitchers under the Old World clan live high above a tree. Because there is not much of a food source up there, the plant resorts to find an alternative source of nutrients.
Genlisea / dʒ ɛ n l ɪ ˈ s iː ə / is a genus of carnivorous plants also known as corkscrew plants. The 30 or so species grow in wet terrestrial to semi-aquatic environments distributed throughout Africa and Central and South America. The plants use highly modified underground leaves to attract, trap and digest minute microfauna, particularly protozoans.
In fact, the name derives from helos, meaning marsh, so a more accurate translation of their scientific name would be marsh pitcher plants. Species in the genus Heliamphora are carnivorous plants that consist of a modified leaf form that is fused into a tubular shape.
Drosera, usually famous as the sundews, encompasses one of the biggest varieties of carnivorous plants, having over 194 species. The members of Droseraceae family attract, arrest, and absorb insects through stalked mucilaginous glands spread over the surface of their leaves. The insects go to enrich the meager mineral nutrition of the soil ...
Tropical Pitcher Plants (Nepenthes) If there is a royalty among carnivorous plants, that distinction surely lies with the Nepenthes. Tropical pitcher plants have a rich botanical and horticultural history and the plants themselves are a virtual ecosystem of give-and-take with nature.
The Venus flytrap is one of a very small group of plants capable of rapid movement. The trap employed by flytrap Venus is similar to the traps employed by the Telegraph plant, Mimosa, bladderworts and sundews. With the help of its trapping mechanism, the Venus flytrap catches its prey.