Thursday, August 20, 2009

Rodent-eating Plant

A plant that traps and devours animals as big as rats has reportedly been discovered by British botanists in the jungles of Palawan province, Philippines.

Its discoverers have named the plant Nepenthes attenboroughii, in honor of British nature expert and television host Sir Richard Attenborough, the London-based Daily Mail newspaper reported Tuesday.

The carnivorous plant, a member of the “pitcher” family, can grow to a length of more than four feet.

According to scientists, animals are lured into its slipper-like mouth, where they either drown or die of exhaustion before being slowly dissolved by digestive enzymes.

For more articles about this Rodent-eating plants visit the following:
Inquirer
GMA News TV
Popular Science
Times Online

3 comments:

chubskulit said...

wow!

Chuchie Lopez-Wilks said...
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Chuchie Lopez-Wilks said...

I heard about ths..how i wish to see this plant personally

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