VFT native to Vietnam?

From: TED HADLEY (hadleyt@usa.net)
Date: Sat Mar 13 1999 - 13:07:57 PST

Date: Sat, 13 Mar 1999 13:07:57 -0800
From: "TED HADLEY" <hadleyt@usa.net>
To: cp@opus.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <aabcdefg771$foo@default>
Subject: VFT native to Vietnam?

Hi All, especially the taxonomists on the list,

I was talking with a colleague from Vietnam about carnivorous plants and he
said that there is a CP he was very familiar with when he was growing up.
What he went on to describe was a Venus Flytrap, but with the following

1. The petiole was a very slender thread, sort of like a blade of grass.
2. The traps were more oval shaped. 3. The plant was tropical or
subtropical. There was no dormant season.

In all other respects, it was a VFT, exactly, in size, behavoir, etc. He
described it as fairly common in the fields and other open areas and swampy
areas, but never in the forest/jungle.

Is this a known plant? What is it called?


Ted Hadley

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