Carnivorous Plant Curiosities
I have always marveled at the variations that occur in carnivorous plants. On rare occasions a mutant forms that is most intriguing. These variations are not typically genetic, but environmental, caused by rapid changes in temperatures or humidity, insect damage (often aphids), or mechanical stress such as emerging from the soil. It typically happens in early trap formation. Some are genetic like the cup-like trap of Venus flytrap Trrichterfalle, or the jagged guard hairs of Venus flytrap Sawtooth. Some are so special they only occur in science fiction. Please make a contribution if you come across a carnivorous plant curiosity.
|Double trap on D. muscipula Akai ryu||Trap and a half on D. muscipula Big Vigorous||D. muscipula Trichterfalle with its unusual traps.||Double traps on D. muscipula Typical.|
|Venus Flytrap, apomoxis||Man Eating Tree of Madagascar from Land and Sea by J.W. Buel, 1889.|