RE: Ibicella lutea

Date: Thu Jan 28 1999 - 10:02:52 PST

Date:          Thu, 28 Jan 1999 10:02:52 
Message-Id: <aabcdefg248$foo@default>
Subject:       RE: Ibicella lutea

Dear Sam,

> When I'm working in my greenhouse and I'm touching a carnivorous plant
> with enzymes (like Drosera and Pinguicula) than there appears (afer half
> an hour) red spots on my skin. I know for sure that the red spots are
> from the enzymes of my plants.

How do you know that? Red spots on skin can be caused by a wide
variety of substances, most of which are quite far away from being

> The "strange" thing is that, when I touch
> an Ibicella, there also appears red spots on my skin... Aren't that
> "digesting" enzymes?

Not necessarily. Do you have plants that do not cause these spots (as
a negative control)? How about _Roridula_?

Kind regards

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