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Insectivorous Plants (Classic Reprint)

Insectivorous Plants (Classic Reprint)

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by Charles Darwin
     
 

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Number of insects captured - Description of the leaves and their appendages or tentacles - Preliminary sketch of the action of the various parts, and of the manner in which insects are captured - Duration of the inflection of the tentacles - Nature of the secretion - Manner in which insects are carried to the centre of the leaf -

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Excerpt from Insectivorous Plants

Number of insects captured - Description of the leaves and their appendages or tentacles - Preliminary sketch of the action of the various parts, and of the manner in which insects are captured - Duration of the inflection of the tentacles - Nature of the secretion - Manner in which insects are carried to the centre of the leaf - Evidence that the glands have the power of absorption - Small size of the roots.

During the summer of 1860, I was surprised by finding how large a number of insects were caught by the leaves of the common sun-dew (Drosera rotundifolia) on a heath in Sussex. I had heard that insects were thus caught, but knew nothing further on the subject.

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ISBN-13:
9781331902171
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/20/2015
Pages:
394
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

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