Douglas Darnowski, Ph.D., Sts Therese and Isidore Farm College

"New Wet and Dry Carnivorous Plants: The First Carnivorous Seaweed and the First Dryland Pitcherplants"

Carnivorous plants, well known from habitats dominated by fresh water or saturated soils, compose about 0.25% of the flowering plants. However, many more probably grow in other habitats and/or come from other groups of plants or plant mimics. The discovery of the first carnivorous seaweed (a plant mimic) and evidence supporting the identification of carnivorous pitcherplants in much drier soils than previously recognized, will be described.

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