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What exactly is a carnivorous plant?
Rice, Barry A.
Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 40(1):19-23
Published March 2011
We all find carnivorous plants fascinating, beautiful, and interesting. But just what is a carnivorous plant? What are the attributes that transform a mundane vegetable into a hungry killer? For a long time I preached that a plant is carnivorous if it attracts, captures, digests, and absorbs prey. This four-point definition seemed to work.
Rice, Barry A.. 2011. What exactly is a carnivorous plant?. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 40(1):19-23.
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