carnivorous plant

plants adapted to attract and capture and digest primarily insects but also other small animals
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant

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  • 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 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 Newsletter — Infobox Journal 8(3) September 1979 discipline = Botany website = publisher = International Carnivorous Plant Society country = USA abbreviation = CPN history = 1972 to present frequency =… …   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

  • Plant physiology — is a subdiscipline of botany concerned with the function, or physiology, of plants.Salisbury, Frank B. Cleon W. Ross, 1992. Plant physiology , 4th ed. (Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing). ISBN 0 534 15162 0] Closely related fields include …   Wikipedia

  • Carnivorous fungus — Carnivorous fungi or predaceous fungi are fungi that derive some or most of their nutrients from trapping and digesting microscopic or other minute animals. [Pramer, D. 1964. Nematode trapping fungi. Science 144: 382–388.] More than 200 species… …   Wikipedia

  • Plant — For other uses, see Plant (disambiguation). Plants Temporal range: Early Cambrian to recent, but see text, 520–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • plant — plantable, adj. plantless, adj. plantlike, adj. /plant, plahnt/, n. 1. any member of the kingdom Plantae, comprising multicellular organisms that typically produce their own food from inorganic matter by the process of photosynthesis and that… …   Universalium

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