Re: D. spatulata retentive glands

Date: Fri Feb 26 1999 - 01:23:49 PST

Date: Fri, 26 Feb 1999 09:23:49 +0000
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Subject: Re: D. spatulata retentive glands

Dear Bruce & al.,

> I have just tried the same experiment (CP Digest 1734) with D. spatulata
> NZ alpine form.
> The glands required more stimulation and a heavier force to effect gland
> movement. This movement was much slower than in D. pygmaea with the
> glands moving through 90 degrees in about 10 sec. The glands moved
> faster and through a larger arc if the whole length of the gland was
> continuously stroked (heavily).

Is this now regarded as news in NZ? Please check out Darwin, "The
Insectivorous Plants", London, 1875.

Kind regards

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