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Thread: History Channel: Incans domesticated carnivorous tubers

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    Question History Channel: Incans domesticated carnivorous tubers

    Watch the beginning of this clip from the History Channel:



    They mention it at 1:00.

    What "carnivorous" tuber plants are they talking about?

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    Potatoes, google carnivorous potatoes

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    Wow, that is really interesting. They certainly don't go too far into it. . .

    I can't imagine what they are talking about though. It would be news to me to hear that indigenous potatoes have carnivorous relatives.
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    Potatoes: the vegetable that eats you back!
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    So I'm not the only one who was wondering after watching that documentary

    After looking into it, it seems that they were referring to carnivorous in the sense that petunias are "carnivorous" - insects sometimes get stuck on the slightly sticky leaves, die, and fall to the ground.
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    Not super surprising if some species potatoes are or were carnivorous. Carnivory has been documented in tomatoes which, along with potatoes are part of the Nightshade family.

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    I don't know if it's been officially looked into, but from personal observation I would include tobacco in this class of carnivores. Also a nightshade.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubRosa View Post
    I don't know if it's been officially looked into, but from personal observation I would include tobacco in this class of carnivores. Also a nightshade.....
    I certainly don't think it's out of the realm of reason.

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