"Pitcher plant" State of Sabah Favorite Tip by hennanights

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Favorite thing: Pitcher plants are one of those unique plants which you can find in the park lands of Borneo. They are Carnivorous and attract their prey with colour, sugar and smell. The insect or small animal once attracted makes its way down the plants spout where it slips downward because of a waxy sediment on the walls. Once inside it surcomes to the digestive fluids at the bottom of the plant. The acids dissolve the insect so it can be absorbed by the plant. The spout is not a flower be rather a highly formed leaf. There are around 30 species of Pitcher Plant in Borneo and most of them can be found on mt Kinabalu.

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  • Updated Jul 22, 2006
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