Re: Big Cephalotus

Clarke Brunt (
Wed, 14 Dec 1994 08:54:26 +0000

I just posted another message following up the shredded money
and VFT catching frog. The message accidentally went to (which is what happens if I reply to the Digest).
I'm never sure whether messages get through if I do this.

Mentioning the Encarta CDROM encyclopaedia has reminded me to
check what is in it on CP. There is the video of VFT and frog,
a Nepenthes, and then I spotted the following text:

"The trapping mechanism of all insectivorous plants is relatively
small, the largest being that of an Australian pitcher plant,
Cephalotus follicularis, with a capacity of about 1 liter (about 1

["Insectivorous Plants," Microsoft (R) Encarta. Copyright (c) 1993
Microsoft Corporation. Copyright (c) 1993 Funk & Wagnall's Corporation]

If true (1 liter) then this would put any 'small teacup' pitcher
to shame! My own two plants have pitchers about 1.25 inch/30 mm

Clarke Brunt (