Sasol First Field Guide to Parasitic and Carnivorous Plants of Southern Africa
This beginner's field guide introduces the little-documented world of parasitic and carnivorous plants, a category of flora that is often overlooked. This volume explains how these unusual plants grow and reproduce, and why they are dependent on other species in order to flourish. It also outlines the methods of entry by parasitic plants into their host plants, and describes the most spectacular and successful carnivorous plant varieties around the world. A distribution map and photograph accompany each species.
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20 cm high 40 mm long animals Bladder trap0 bladderworts BROOMRAPE FAMILY calyx Cape carnivorous plants covered with glandular crustaceans diameter with oblong dodder enzymes0 FAMILY Other name flaring petals fleshy holoparasitic0 herb FLOWERING MISTLETOE FAMILY flowers are carried flowers are pollinated flowers are tubular Flypaper trap0 fynbos germinate glands glandular hairs high with narrow high with scale-like host branch Host plants Hydnora Identification inkflower Harveya insectivorous herb insects Kaapse leathery leaves Notes nutrients orange Parasite type parasitic and carnivorous parasitic plants parasitic0 herb photosynthesis0 pink to mauve pitcher plants pollinated by sunbirds racemes Root parasite0 scale-like leaves shrubs Slender hemiparasitic0 herb Small insects southern Africa species stamens Stem parasite0 sticky SUMACH FAMILY sundew Drosera SUNDEW FAMILY Tapinanthus tentacles Thesium Trap type trapdoor tubular with flaring Twiggy hemiparasite0 type and prey type of trap Utricularia Various grasses Various trees Venus flytrap vlieevangertjie Western Cape witchweed yellow throat