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Evidence for motile suction traps in Utricularia westonii from Utricularia subgenus Polypompholyx

Simon Poppinga and Marco Pezzotta and Andreas Fleischmann

Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 49(3):129-131
Published September 2020

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Abstract

Here we report that traps of Utricularia westonii from Utricularia sect. Tridentaria are working with a very effective suction mechanism, which was revealed and recorded during feeding experiments with cultivated specimen.

Keywords: suction traps, Utricularia westonii, feeding

Article Citation

Simon Poppinga and Marco Pezzotta and Andreas Fleischmann. 2020. Evidence for motile suction traps in Utricularia westonii from Utricularia subgenus Polypompholyx. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 49(3):129-131.

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