Jeffrey Michael Stein (
Fri, 13 May 1994 14:53:31 -0400 (EDT)


Do plants of the _Catopsis_ genus secrete digestive enzymes?

It's strange that more Bromeliads are not considered "carnivorous" if the fact
that possesing a "vase", which fills with water and drowns little creatures who
are, in turn, broken down and eventually absorbed, is a satisfactory
characturistic for being considered carnivorous. If you think about it, plants
suchs as Pineapples (_Ananas_) and Flaming Swords (_Vriesea_), both have vases
that may fill with debris.

It's a complicated world out there.