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  Tropical Sundew

 

Thailand

Tropical Sundew is a small, species of carnivorous plant. It has stalked tentacles that cover its leaf surface, which is green with reddish-purple towards the edge. These tentacles are in fact glands that at the tip excrete glistening drops of mucilage, which resemble drops of morning dew, and are used to lure, capture and digest insects.

 

Any insect landing on the plant will trigger its wedge-shaped leaves to speedily curl around the prey in just a matter of a few seconds, making it one of the fastest trapping sundews. See List of Thai Botanical Names.

See also POSTAGE STAMP.

 

  Tropical Sundew