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Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats, Volume Two

Monograph

Series: Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats Volume: 2

By: Stewart McPherson (Author), Andreas Fleischmann (Author), Alastair S Robinson (Author)

719 pages, 425 colour photos

Redfern Natural History

Hardback | signed | Jul 2010 | #203749 | ISBN-13: 9780955891854
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Hardback | unsigned | Jul 2010 | #188502 | ISBN-13: 9780955891854
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About this book

Carnivorous plants are the most unusual of all flowering plants. So called because they have evolved the unique ability to attract, trap, kill and digest insects and other small animals. These plants turn the tables of the natural world and prey on fauna in order to augment nutrients that are otherwise not available in the often harsh and extreme habitats in which they grow. Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats, Volume Two examines the wild ecology and natural diversity of all known genera of carnivorous plants and examines the remarkable and often spectacular means by which they trap and kill animal prey.

Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats, Volume Two covers genus accounts of the Sticky-Leaved Insect Plants, Corkscrew Plants and Bladderworts, including Triphyophyllum, Drosera, Drosophyllum, Roridula, Byblis, Pinguicula, Ibicella and Proboscidea, Philcoxia, Genlisea, and Utricularia and concluding chapters.


Contents

Sticky-Leaved Insect-Eating Plants
Triphyophyllum
Drosera
Drosophyllum
Roridula
Byblis
Pinguicula
Proboscidea
Philcoxia
Corkscrew Plants: Genlisea
Bladderworts: Utricularia
The future of Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats
Appendix
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
About the Author


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