A spellbinding photo of the yawning trap of a carnivorous plant
has taken First Prize in the 2013 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition, the world's foremost forum for showcasing microscope images and movies of life science subjects.
The monster plant challenges nothing if not zoocentrism: in fact, the mere existence of carnivorous plants
challenges the conception of plants as objects intended for human and animal use, since these plants obviously ensnare and consume animals for their own benefit.
While there are many known species of carnivorous plants
that use insects, frogs and even small mammals to supplement the nutrients they need to grow, none have ever been found to trap their prey beneath the ground.
Leading experts from across the continent will descend on the zoo for the two-day exhibition - seen as Europe's showpiece carnivorous plant
event on July 2 and 3.
bladderwort A carnivorous plant
that lives in the water or wet soil.
In the aquatic carnivorous plant
Utricularia, small organisms such as rotifers, cladocerans, copepods, annelids, rhizopodans, and phytoplankton (Bacillariophyta, Chlorophyta, Cyanophyta, and Euglenophyta), as well as insects, have been recorded as captured (Gordon and Pacheco, 2007).
is a carnivorous plant
with funnel-shaped, fluid-filled leaves.
Composite structure of the crystalline epicuticular wax layer of the slippery zone in the pitchers of the carnivorous plant
Nepenthes alata and its effect on insect attachment.
A CARNIVOROUS plant
growing on the banks of a Pennine reservoir has been saved from destruction.
The first carnivorous plant
that Darwin examined was the sundew (Drosera rotundifolia), which caught his attention in the summer of 1860 (Darwin & Barlow, 1958; Browne, 2002).
After a carnivorous plant
catches an insect, the plant dissolves the insect and absorbs the liquid.
Like the carnivorous plant
in the play The Little Shop of Horrors, Venus flytraps, bladderworts, sun dews, and other plants that digest insects and other small creatures were once considered unnatural.
While that makes it more difficult for the reader to delve more deeply into the original literature and may reduce the scientific accuracy to some extent, many classic carnivorous plant
works are included, along with a few very up-to-date ones.
Which horses running today share their names with: (a) a village in Cumbria (b) a character from Blackadder (c) a carnivorous plant
(d)someone who illegally dumps waste (e) an Arsenal legend?
But the most popular attraction is its whimsical and educational Kids' Adventure Garden, featuring a tree house, a small gift shop, a solar-powered elephant fountain and a carnivorous plant