Heliamphora in flower - Kew

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M uba. on April 20, 2007

The Sun Pitchers are a genus of carnivorous plants only native to the Tepuis (table mountain highlands)of Venezuela and Guyana. Insects are lured into the pitchers where they die and their nutrients absorbed by the plants. Also in shot are some smaller Pinguiculas (butterworts) which catch small flies on their sticky leaves.

Therealflav on January 22, 2008

Yay carnivorous plants! Albeit small, the cp house was one of my favorite parts of Kew.

张家磊 on March 9, 2009

Beautiful!what is the Plant ?

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  • Uploaded on December 16, 2006
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    by M uba.
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    • Taken on 2006/05/27 10:38:01
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