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Carnivorous Plants in the Wilderness
by Makoto Honda

 

Carnivorous Plants Story
Picture book for a young audience / Kindle Edition

by
Makoto Honda

Copyright (c) 2013-2017 by Makoto Honda. All Rights Reserved.

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Flypaper Traps  In a flypaper trap, sometimes called an adhesive trap, the surface of the leaf is covered with tiny hairs each tipped with a crystal-clear droplet of sticky mucilage (glue). Any insect that lands on a leaf is immediately mired down with a sticky glue-like substance. Both sundews and butterworts use the flypaper trap to capture their animal food. There are about 150 species of sundews and some 100 species of butterworts in the world.

 


Dewy leaves of a hybrid sundew, Drosera obovata. This is a sterile hybrid of D. rotundifolia and D. anglica.

 

 
Flowers of Drosera obovata (left) and a winter bud (hibernaculum). The hibernaculum endures winter cold. Come spring, it sprouts new glandular leaves.

 


A Western Australian sundew, Drosera hamiltonii, overwhelming a large crane fly.

 


Cultivated plants of the Western Australian sundew, Drosera hamiltonii, growing in Sphagnum moss.

 


Drosera peltata, from Japan. Note the characteristic semi-circular leaves and a tall stem, reaching 10 cm in height. The plant also occurs in Australia.

 


A sundew with a small spider, as seen in the eyes of infra-red photography. Northern California, in September.

 


A leaf of an Australian sundew, Drosera adelae.

 


A dew-covered leaf of an Australian sundew, Drosera adelae.

 


A flower an Australian sundew, Drosera adelae.

 

 
Another adhesive (or flypaper) trap carnivore, Drosophyllum, from Portugal. The common name for this plant is the Portuguese Dewy Pine. A seedling (left) and a glandular leaf (right).

 


Stalked glands on the surface of a butterwort leaf. Butterworts capture prey by these sticky glue-tipped hairs on the leaf (Pinguicula macroceras).

 

INTRODUCTION   PITFALL TRAPS   FLYPAPER TRAPS   SNAP TRAPS   SUCTION TRAPS   VENUS FLYTRAP   SUNDEWS   PITCHER PLANTS   COBRA PLANT   BUTTERWORTS   BLADDERWORTS

 

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