Identify this please


tyronet2000

Link Posted 19/01/2013 - 08:59
Can anyone tell me the name of this plant please. Either common name or Latin name. Thanks in advance.



Regards
Stan

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matwhittington

Link Posted 19/01/2013 - 09:18
Well it certainly looks like a Pitcher Plant, although there are several species of those and I couldn't tell which which specific one this is. They are known for being carnivorous, attracting bugs in at the top with sweet secretions... they then drop into the 'pitcher' and drown and are digested by the juices in the bottom of the bowl. One of the really big ones attracts a particular type of rodent, which, while licking the sweetness from the lid of the pitcher, deposits droppings into the pitcher below, which the plant uses to extract nutrients from. Nice

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Mat W

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tyronet2000

Link Posted 19/01/2013 - 09:31
Thanks for the quick response Mat. Googled Pitcher Plant and as you said lots of them, found in Indonesia, Borneo etc. These specimens were found in a Hot house at Floriade last year.
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Stan

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Stuey

Link Posted 19/01/2013 - 10:16
its a triffid
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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tyronet2000

Link Posted 19/01/2013 - 10:44
Stuey wrote:
its a triffid

Purple People Eater
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Stan

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PatrickPending

Link Posted 19/01/2013 - 12:56
Nepenthes or monkey cups... got one myself growing on the windowsill

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepenthes

cor only my second post though I have lurked here for a while!
Last Edited by PatrickPending on 19/01/2013 - 12:57

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