Other CPs

Other CPs

Filed under: Other CPs — Tags: — David @ 4:57 am
Roridula

Roridula is native to South Africa and this carnivorous plant relies on an insect called assassin bugs or Pameridea to obtain nutrients. Assassin bugs are able to crawl about the leaves of the Roridula plant without being captured and these bugs make their homes on the leaves of this plant. The bugs feast on the captured prey of the plant by sucking the fluids of its victims. The feces of the bugs land on the leaves of the plant and are absorbed by the plant.

Roridula dentata... Picture by Ifurita, Singapore

Roridula dentata... Picture by Ifurita, Singapore

Drosophyllum lusitanicum

Drosophyllum or more well known as the dewy pine is an odd carnivorous plant. It grows in Mediterranean climates in Spain, Morocco and Portugal. Its habitat is unlike that of other carnivorous plants where it grows on dry, alkaline coastal hills. Much like the Drosera it produces mucilage on its long, thin leaves and produces a heavy sweet aroma to attract  nectar loving insects .

Drosophyllum, the dewy pine... Picture by Ifurita, Singapore

Drosophyllum, the dewy pine... Picture by Ifurita, Singapore

Brocchinia and Catopsis

Brocchinia and Catopsis belongs to the huge family of Bromelaids and are found in tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas. The leaves grow upright from the main rosette forming  a tank at the base of the leaves where rain water is collected. Leaf debris and insects occasionally drop into this tank of water. The plant absorbs the nutrient rich water from the decomposing leaf debris and insect.

Brocchinia reductata, a carnivorous Bromeliad... Picture by Ifurita, Singapore

Brocchinia reductata, a carnivorous Bromeliad... Picture by Ifurita, Singapore

Catopsis berteroniana, another carnivorous Bromeliad... Picture by Ifurita, Singapore

Catopsis berteroniana, another carnivorous Bromeliad... Picture by Ifurita, Singapore

 


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