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Prey capture patterns in Nepenthes species and natural hybrids — are the pitchers of hybrids as effective at trapping prey as those of their parents?

Heon Sui Peng and Charles Clarke

Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 44(2):62-79
Published June 2015

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Abstract

The carnivorous pitcher plant genus Nepenthes (Nepenthaceae) is thought to comprise more than 120 species, with a geographical range that extends from Madagascar and the Seychelles in the west, through Southeast Asia to New Caledonia in the east (Cheek & Jebb 2001; Chin et al. 2014). There are three foci of diversity – Borneo, Sumatra, and the Philippines – which account for more than 75% of all known species (Moran et al. 2013).

Keywords: Nepenthes bicalcarata, gracilis, cantleyi, ampullaria, trichocarpa, rafflesiana, hookeriana, veitchii, hurrelliana, chaniana, albomarginata, lowii, rajah, macrophylla, tentaculata, kinabaluensis, villosa, campanulata; Tupaia montana; Dicranopteris linearis; Camponotus schmitzi natural hybrids, prey capture, arthropods, trap structure

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Heon Sui Peng and Charles Clarke. 2015. Prey capture patterns in Nepenthes species and natural hybrids — are the pitchers of hybrids as effective at trapping prey as those of their parents?. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 44(2):62-79.

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