• Hans Lambers
  • F. Stuart ChapinIII
  • Thijs L. Pons

Since the classic work of Charles and Francis Darwin (1875, 1878) well over a century ago on the carnivorous habit of Drosera, considerable information has accumulated on the significance of captured animal prey in the nutrition of carnivorous plants. Carnivory includes the catching and subsequent digestion of the freshly trapped prey. This is a common form of nutrition in the animal kingdom, but is rare in plants, with only about 800 species from 10 families (Table 9F.1).


Carnivorous Species Carnivorous Plant Pitcher Plant Trap Door Suction Trap 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Lambers
    • 1
  • F. Stuart ChapinIII
    • 2
  • Thijs L. Pons
    • 3
  1. 1.The University of Western AustraliaCrawleyAustralia
  2. 2.University of AlaskaFairbanksUSA
  3. 3.Utrecht UniversityThe Netherlands

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