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Thread: WHAT IS THIS SOUTH AFRICAN CARNIVORE?

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    WHAT IS THIS SOUTH AFRICAN CARNIVORE?

    Have a friend, Bihrmann, who is currently working in South Africa. He has been sending me images of mosses, selaginellas, lycopodiums, and carnivorous and other plants, insects, whatever.
    He just sent me the image at the other end of the link below.
    Is this a primitive type of Venus Fly Trap?
    Any identification is appreciated!!
    The link is to a site I set up to showcase these images.

    http://micheal722.checkoutmypage.com...?p=1_6_Drosera

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    probably not a CP, unless it attracts digests, and some other qualification.

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    Doesn't really look like a CP to me. Those leaves don't look glandular at all - I don't see any organs to secrete digestive enzymes or take up nutritive fluid. Looks more like a succulent if you ask me, and those hairs are there to make the leaves less fun to chew on. If it were a CP, you'd think that there would be one or two crumpled exoskeletons lying on or around it. Probably just a coincidental resemblance.
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    I think it looks like a Faucaria, but that doesn't mean it's in that genus. Maybe it is.

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    MIGAWD!!!!!!!!! The dreaded finger chewing trap!! I thought they were a myth!!!! And here it is! A myth no mo'!!!! Thanks terrestrial man! Now I can go to my maker, having seen it all!!!!
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    hows that pronounced bugweed?

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    How about Wannabeis pretendis
    I got this note from Bihrmann on the plants:
    The leaves seem unable to move, and there are no substance on the leaves to
    digest. It is around 5 cm in diameter, 2 cm high. I did see around 15-20.

    Greetings: Bihrmann

    Would be interesting to see if there is any relationship to carnivorous as with those shrub like plants in So. Africa that even birds get stuck on and insects do the digesting. Are those then saprophytes

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    Way back millions of years ago it could have been carnivorous. But I would think those projections are to hinder animal consumption...although there are drosera nearby! So who knows!

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