Published Online: 3 MAY 2005
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Lönnig, W.-E. and Becker, H.-A. 2005. Carnivorous Plants. eLS. .
- Published Online: 3 MAY 2005
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Carnivorous plants include some 500 plant species of various angiosperm orders and families that – by enormously different and ingenious trap mechanisms – catch small animals (mostly insects) and subsequently digest them.
- carnivorous plants;
- trap structures;
- modern synthesis;
- irreducible complexity