carnivorous plants


English-Chinese Dictionary of Agriculture (英汉农业大词典). 2013.

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  • List of carnivorous plants — This list of carnivorous plants is a comprehensive listing of all known carnivorous plant species. It is based on Jan Schlauer s [ home.cgi Carnivorous Plant Database] . Extinct taxa are denoted with a dagger (†).… …   Wikipedia

  • Carnivorous plant — Insectivorous Plants redirects here. For the book by Charles Darwin, see Insectivorous Plants (book). Nepenthes mirabilis in flower, growing on a road cut in Palau Carnivorous plants are plants that derive some or most of their nutrients (but not …   Wikipedia

  • carnivorous plant — Any of about 400 diverse species of plants specially adapted for capturing insects and other tiny animals by ingenious pitfalls and traps and for digesting the nitrogen rich animal proteins to obtain nutrients. These adaptations are thought to… …   Universalium

  • Carnivorous — Car*niv o*rous, a. [L. carnivorus; caro, carnis, flesh + varare to devour.] Eating or feeding on flesh. The term is applied: (a) to animals which naturally seek flesh for food, as the tiger, dog, etc.; (b) to plants which are supposed to absorb… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carnivorous — [kär niv′ə rəs] adj. [L carnivorus < caro, flesh (see HARVEST) + vorare, to devour (see VORACIOUS)] 1. a) flesh eating: opposed to HERBIVOROUS b) insect eating, as certain plants 2. of the carnivores …   English World dictionary

  • Carnivorous protist — Predatory dinoflagellates are predatory heterotrophic or mixotrophic alveolate protists that derive some or most of their nutrients from digesting other organisms. About one half of dinoflagellates lack photosynthetic pigments and specialize in… …   Wikipedia

  • carnivorous plant — noun any of several unrelated plants modified to capture and digest animals, especially insects, which supply nitrogen that may otherwise be unavailable in their habitat Syn: insectivorous plant …   Wiktionary

  • carnivorous plant — noun plants adapted to attract and capture and digest primarily insects but also other small animals • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Hyponyms: ↑pitcher plant, ↑sundew, ↑sundew plant, ↑daily dew, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of fictional plants — Fictional plants are plants that have been invented, and do not exist in real life. Fictional plants appear in films, literature, television, or other media. Plants from fiction * Adele: a giant carnivorous plant from the comedy film Adele Hasn t …   Wikipedia

  • Darwin from Insectivorous Plants to Worms — The life and work of Darwin from Insectivorous Plants to Worms featured a continuation from Charles Darwin s investigations into insectivorous plants and climbing plants which he had begun before his work on Descent of Man and Emotions. Worries… …   Wikipedia

  • International Carnivorous Plant Society — The International Carnivorous Plant Society (ICPS) is a non profit organization founded in 1972. It is the International Registration Authority (IRA) for carnivorous plant cultivars.The ICPS is probably best known for its quarterly publication,… …   Wikipedia

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