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Snap-tentacles and runway lights: Summary of comparative examination of Drosera tentacles

Hartmeyer, Irmgard and Siegfried R.H. Hartmeyer

Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 39(4):101-113
Published December 2010

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Abstract

Many CP-books describe the trapping mechanism of Drosera generally as leaves with sticky stalked glands, which are able to bend towards the caught prey. However, the traps are actually not that simple. Even as early as 1875, Charles Darwin, in his book “The Insectivorous Plants” (Darwin 1888) and a few later scientific publications mention two different tentacle structures for Drosera rotundifolia.

Keywords: Droseraceae; Drosera glanduligera, hartmeyerorum; lens-tentacles, snap-tentacles, systematics, Frostburg, Conference

Article Citation

Hartmeyer, Irmgard and Siegfried R.H. Hartmeyer. 2010. Snap-tentacles and runway lights: Summary of comparative examination of Drosera tentacles. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 39(4):101-113.

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