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How hungry are carnivorous plants? An investigation into the nutrition of carnivorous plant taxa from the Kimberley region of Western Australia
Laura Skates and Adam Cross
Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 44(4):207-212
Published December 2015
The pristine Kimberley region in the north of Western Australia is a global centre of carnivorous plant diversity, well known for its abundance of Drosera (ca. 20-30 species), Byblis (four species), and Utricularia (at least 30 species). New taxa continue to be discovered here on a regular basis. As carnivorous plants tend to prefer sunny, moist and nutrient poor environments, the tropical monsoon climate and poor soil fertility of the Kimberley region have allowed for significant diversification of these carnivorous plant genera.
Keywords: Kimberley, Western Australia, field trip
Laura Skates and Adam Cross. 2015. How hungry are carnivorous plants? An investigation into the nutrition of carnivorous plant taxa from the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 44(4):207-212. https://doi.org/10.55360/cpn444.ls870
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