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Carnivorous plants questions.

Cereoid+10 cereoid at prodigy.net
Mon Aug 26 17:10:40 EST 2002

Dear Patrick,

You have heard wrong. Genuine carnivorous plants occur in six different
plant families.

Three families have leaves that act as fly paper or active traps.

Droseraceae (Drosera, Drosophyllum, Dionaea, Aldrovanda)
Byblidaceae (Byblis)
Lentibulariaceae (Utricularia, Genlisea, Pinguicula)

Pitcher plants are found in three very different plant families.

Sarraceniaceae (Sarracenia, Darlingtonia, Heliamphora)
Nepenthaceae (Nepenthes)
Cephalotaceae (Cephalotus)

Spiny desert plant are not carnivorous. There are no carnivorous plants
among the monocots. Some bromeliads have a water filled leaf crown but they
are not carnivorous. Many plant have glandular hairy leaves and/or stems
that trap insects and are mistaken for carnivorous plants.

Never heard of the "Madagascar Parrot plant". Is it a common name for a
species of Nepenthes?

See the carnivorous plant home page for more info.

Patrick D. Rockwell <hnhc85a at prodigy.net> wrote in message
news:Wnva9.223$kX5.21887183 at newssvr17.news.prodigy.com...
> I know about 5 basic kinds of carnivorous plants. Venus fly traps, Pitcher
> plants, Sundews, Butterworts, & Bladderworts. Are there others? I don't
> subspecies of the abve, like different types of Sundews or Pitcher plants.
> heard that there is something called the Madagascar Parrot plant which is
> insectivorous. Does anyone know about this? Where can I get the
> What about the Century plant. Is that carnivorous? Thanks in advance for
> information.
> --
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
> Patrick D. Rockwell

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