Re: Some new names;

Patrick Cox (
13 May 94 09:22:23 AST

=>> I assume you know about Aldrovanda, Nepenthes, Pinguicula, Cephalotus,
=>> Catopsis, Darlingtonia, Triphyophyllum, Byblis, Drosophyllum, Genlisia
=>> and Heliamphora? (in addition to Dionaea, Utricularia, Drosera and
=>> Sarracenia).

There is also one more. It isn't really a carnivorous plant as such. It is
_Capsella_bursa-pastoris_ (L.) _medic_ or Shepard's purse. The plant itself
is not carnivorous, but the seed is. It exudes a sticky substance and traps
small insects. It is unkown whether the seed extracts nutrients or just
traps insects to provide a fertile region for the radical to grow into. As
far as I know the plant has no carnivorous or insectivorous nature.



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