Carnivorous plants that can chew and destroy the whole meat mice

April 16, 2012 | 15:43

Carnivorous plants that can chew and destroy the whole meat mice

Some scientists have found a carnivorous plant that can chew and destroy the whole meat mice.

This plant was discovered by Stewart McPherson, owner of British publishing house, Redfern Natural History Productions. He found it when an expedition to Mount Victoria in the Philippines, along with fellow botanist Alastair Robinson and Volker Heinrich.

Plants are still in a family with bags trap plants (pitcher) that grows to the height of more than 4 feet or 1.2 meters. Expedition team, said, "This plant is the largest carnivorous plant ever discovered in the 21st century."

Detailed information about the discovery of Nepenthes plants attenboroughii named this in honor of the British naturalist Sir David Attenborough, was also published in the Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society.

These plants produce a 'pitcher' a large, hollow, and filled water with the leaf structure. Plants are then issued a nectar to attract insects and some rodents.

Judging from the structure of the leaf, bags, and flowers, the expedition team is confident that this new species are close relatives of Nepenthes Rajah from Borneo and possibly also related to the Nepenthes flora from Palawan and Borneo.

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