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Tropical pitcher plants Nepenthes
Cockroach enticed by pitcher plant
Notice a cockroach fatally attracted to its nectar mouth spiked with narcotic Sadly :-(
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Hauntingly beautiful carnivorous
pitcher plant attract insects for food
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Pitcher trap plants are hauntingly beautiful,
elaborate as well as artistic wonders of nature creation.

They catch thousands of insects such as
ants and flies for food, attracted to its mouth
by a trail of nectar secreting glands.

Tropical pitcher plants Nepenthes
are known to have devoured a whole rat.

Lower pitcher of Nepenthes truncata from Red Hill of Mindanao is a lowland plant being found in the Philippines
and one of the biggest Nepenthes species in the world.

They produces incredible
traps up to length of 18 inches
with bright red flaring mouths spiked with narcotic.

A gardener holding a dead mouse trapped by a carnivorous plant in a conservatory, Lyon, France on Thursday 5th October 2006 in this photo release by Lyon City Hall.

This photo proves for the first time what scientists thought: that Nepenthes truncata, a carnivorous plant from the Philippines, can trap small animals.

Reference: French article: -fr.php

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A lowland pitcher of Nepenthes truncata from Red Hill, Mindanao, on the Phillippines, one of the biggest Nepenthes species in the world. Nepenthes truncata (Latin: truncatus = terminating abruptly) is a carnivorous pitcher plant.

Nepenthes truncata from the Philippines, showing nectar production on the front of the pitcher lip grows on exposed mountainsides at an altitude of 230-600 meters and it is characterized by its heart-shaped (truncate) leaves and very large pitchers.

These carnivorous plants death traps featuring nectar and scent to fool insects into thinking they are visiting flower.

The nectar is spiked with narcotic so that the visitor soon feel giddy, loses it balance or footing and plunges into a vat of watery digestive juices where it drowns.

Due to its thick leaves
and pitchers, it can tolerate lower humidity levels than most Nepenthes.  The plant can grow up-to or more than four feet in diameter with large monster pitchers at the end of its heart shaped leaves which can reach up to 50 cm (18 inches) in height.

Why do flowers have scents?

Scent is a chemical signal that attracts pollinators to a particular flower in search of nectar or pollen, or both.

The volatile organic compounds emitted play a prominent role in the localization and selection of blossoms by insects, especially moth-pollinated flowers, which are detected and visited at night.

Species pollinated by bees and butterflies have sweet perfumes, whereas those pollinated by beetles have strong musty, spicy or fruity smells.

To date, little is know about how insects respond to the individual chemical components, but it is clear that they are capable of distinguishing among complex aroma mixtures.

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In addition to attracting insects and guiding them to food resources within the bloom, floral volatiles are essential for insects to discriminate among plant types and even among individual flowers of a single species.

For example, closely related plant species that rely on different types of insects for pollination produce different odours, reflecting the olfactory sensitivities or preferences of the pollinators.

By providing species specific signals, the fragrances facilitate an insect's ability to learn particular food sources, thereby increasing its foraging efficiency. At the same time, successful pollen transfer (thus sexual reproduction) is ensured, benefiting the plants.

Scent outputs tend to be at the highest levels only when the flowers are ready for pollination and when potential pollinators are active.

Bees and butterflies tend to plants that maximize their output during the day, whereas flowers that release their fragrance mostly at night are visited by moths and bats.

During development, recently opened and young buds, which are not ready to function as pollen donors, produce fewer odors and are less appealing to pollinators than older flowers.

Once a flower has been sufficiently fertilized, its bouquets are again reduced, encouraging insects to select other blossoms instead.


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Acknowledgment, source of information for pitcher plant; Copyright 2005 Scientific American. Natalia Dudareva, associate professor in the department of hoticulture and landscape architecture at Purdue University. The Star, 16 Oct.2005 page 40 Sci-Tech.

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