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Author Topic: Carnivorous Catopsis berteroniana .  (Read 522 times)
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« on: January 23, 2011, 11:16:31 »

I grew this sp. for several years , but never got a digital picture of one . My search for this and the other carnivorous spp. led me to a local nursery back near Childers and the amazing world of Nepenthes.
Think I have a few left from the hundreds I once had Cry a little high maintenance . I must get back into growing some carni4s , might help keep the mossies down . Pinguiculas are new World plants and some have delightful flowers and are even epiphytic . 
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2011, 11:32:21 »

Aroideana,

I didnt know that some broms were carnivorous, thats amazing.  Why are they so high maintenance??? I wouldnt mind a few of them around here too, with all the mozzies.  Angry

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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2011, 17:15:28 »

I love carnivorous plants too.  Don't have either C. berteroniana or Brocchinia reducta but they are on my list.  I have heard B. reducta is a bit finicky so I keep passing by it when I see it for sale.  I shouldn't be so lazy and just look it up myself, but have the studies shown that they are more 'active' in their pursuit of insects than most tank broms?  All tank broms are at least passively carnivorous, right?  Or do these two actually produce enzymes specifically to dissolve their 'prey'?

I did run across some Panguiculas in Hidalgo.  Neat plants.  They were blooming and from doing a little reading I thought they should be in the 'winter foliage' that isn't catching insects.  But I guess not (last picture)!  Interesting how variable the color of the flowers were.  They were on a vertical, seeping road-cut wall.  Lots of interesting begonias, ferns, mosses, and succulents sharing the wall.

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