I'm sick and tired of all of this Iowa bashing.
Just kidding. Iowa sucks.
As far as the bromeliads... I dunno. You know these plants just don't LOOK like the cp's we are used to. I think that's a big part of it. Is B. liniflora carnivorous? No. But... why not? Is it the ancestor or has it evolved to not have carnivory anymore? I read somewhere about a symbiotic fungus... maybe in the Savage Garden. That works for me.
I still have a mentality of "Why do something yourself if others will do it for you?" And thus to me, these quasi-carnivores are really just LAZY carnivores. You know, the kind who sleep in on weekends and eat too many chips playing xbox. Maybe that's why they are so greasy? It must be the late nights and palm kernal oil.
Wow. This post really caught on! Thanks for the responses
It's kind of a neat looking plant isn't it? I wonder if someone's studying it right now...
Wow B. liniflora isn't carnivorous? How the hell did that one get by me? I've only been obsessed with the darn things for like 2 years. x_x
... I'm getting my money back for the guy who sent me that B. liniflora. I don't want non-carnivorous plants!
Whatever happened to that orchid that had sticky glands on the petioles?
I heard about an orchid like that too, but I just dismissed the idea.
It's never good to dismiss anything so quickly.
I think it's called Aracamunia liesneri. It's not a proven carnivore.