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Pitcher plant (Heliamphora nutans)

This plant is endemic to Roraima and it’s leaves are formed as cannisters and hold rainwater. When insects fall into the water they are unable to climb back up as the inside is covered with hair pointing downwards. This ensures the insect is kept inside so that the plant’s enzymes can dissolve the nutrients and […]

Pitcher plant (Heliamphora nutans)

This deadly plant has to reproduce and need the help from what it usually hunts – insects! I wouldn’t be surprised if many of the pollinators end up in the trap after they have given their service – or at any other time for that matter! It’s only found here on Roraima and surrounding tepuis […]