The otherwise leathal (to insects) sundew has a different need every now and then – pollination and propagation! What to do? As it is unable to turn off its traps, it simply produces a tall stem with tantalizing flowers…. Unfortunatley I don’t find this particularly convincing, as the flower for some reason is allways pointing [...]
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Unique to the Roraima tepui and is widespread and common here. It resembles the ones growing in European bogs, but has evolved independently. Again nature comes up with the same solution to the same problem despite insurmountable divides. Roraima has little to no nutrients as there is hardly any soil, and the little nutrients that [...]