May 24, 2016

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  • Drosera magnifica

    Where are new species found?

    If students were ever to ask me “Sir [I do like to think they would show due deference and respect when addressing their professors…], where do you find new species?”, the simplest, honestest, straightforwardest answer is “Everywhere, dear Student, everywhere”. Whilst that might seem a little rude, bordering upon as it does a wise-guy response, […] More

  • Utricularia dichotoma

    Evolution of unusual morphologies in Lentibulariaceae and Podostemaceae

    Rutishauser presents a pictorial report on released bauplans as typical for bladderworts (Utricularia, Lentibulariaceae) and river-weeds (Podostemaceae) within eudicots (angiosperms). Lentibulariaceae are carnivorous, possessing flypaper traps, eel-traps or sucking traps. They live as humid terrestrials, as submerged aquatics (except for their flowers), or even as epiphytes. Most Podostemaceae are restricted to rocks in tropical river-rapids […] More