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The Curious World Of Carnivorous Plants: A Comprehensive Guide To Their Biology And Cultivation

by Wilhelm Barthlott. [et al.]; [translation by Michael L. C. Ashdown]

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ISBN 10: 0881927929 / ISBN 13: 9780881927924
Published by Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2007
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Title: The Curious World Of Carnivorous Plants: A ...

Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dustjacket included

Signed: No Signature

Edition: Later Edition

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Plants that trap and eat animals: an amazing phenomenon that has inspired awe since before the days of Darwin. The victims may be flies and butterflies, small crustaceans, or even vertebrates the size of rats.

Lured into the danger zone by optical, tactile, and olfactory strategies, the prey succumb to ingenious traps and face their doom. But unlike plants that temporarily catch insects for pollination, the true carnivores go considerably further: they digest them for the nutrients they need to survive in extremely inhospitable sites on land and in water.

Anyone captivated by the unearthly beauty of the "flowers of evil" will treasure this stunning, encyclopedic exploration, which also includes animal-trapping mosses and fungi, as well as advice for growing and buying carnivorous plants and an extensive international bilbliography. It is an essential reference for hobbyist, naturalist, and collector alike.

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Wilhelm Barthlott is head of the Nees Institute of Plant Biodiversity and director of the botanical gardens at the University of Bonn where he has developed one of the world's largest carnivorous plant collections.

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