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Do carnivorous plants warn pollinators of danger?

It was thought that carnivorous plants put their flowers well away from their traps to avoid catching pollinators. Research from Asia suggests that something more complex could be happening.

The cost–benefit model for botanical carnivory

This study concludes that traps have lower rates of photosynthesis than leaves, and that leaves have higher rates of photosynthesis after feeding.

More news on wandering plants

Natch Greyes' Carnivorous Plants compares an earlier AoB article on a pygmy drosera with other cases of plants turning up in unexpected places.

Your botanical ‘one-stop shop’

There are plant biology journals that seem to concentrate on a single taxon (you know the ones I mean!) – e.g. The Plant Journal and...

Is Drosera meristocaulis the carnivorous plant that walked?

In the classic novel The Day of the Triffids carnivorous plants hunted a blinded human population. Drosera meristocaulis cannot walk, but that makes it...

Waste not, want not…

A little while ago we looked at auxotrophic algae getting a helping hand from bacteria; now we’ll take a look at ‘proper plants’ that...

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