Re: 'umbrella' in Heliamphora

Terry Bertozzi - 229112 (
Thu, 24 Mar 1994 16:46:55 +0930 (CST)


> As I still do not know what you all mean with the term 'umbrella' I
> would suspect a Heliamphora creating an umbrella suffers from too
> much rain? :-)

The term "umbrella" is probably not very appropriate, and I think
"tuba" shaped is a better description (are we talking about the same
thing?). When these pitchers develop, the "normal" slit present in
the _Heliamphora_ pitcher is not present as a slit, it is wide open.
Hence water just runs straight out and does not accumulate as in a
healthy pitcher. Clear as mud??


Cheers Terry