Meet the peculiar looking Drosera falconeri
This odd species of sundew hails from northern Australia. Unlike most Drosera whose carnivorous leaves curl from the tip backwards when capturing prey, the leaves of Drosera falconeri fold in half, not unlike the traps of a Venus fly trap. This, along with other morphological traits, have lead some to cite this species as an evolutionary link between Drosera and the closely related Dionaea, though I don’t believe it is any closer in relation than other sundew species. Either way, this is a unique member of the genus …
Photo Credit: Rost’a Kracik, Wikimedia Commons
Further Reading: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2009.02935.x/abstract;jsessionid=51EAB922D5A65253DCE30AB0DAF5127F.f03t03
(via:   In Defense of Plants) 

Meet the peculiar looking Drosera falconeri

This odd species of sundew hails from northern Australia. Unlike most Drosera whose carnivorous leaves curl from the tip backwards when capturing prey, the leaves of Drosera falconeri fold in half, not unlike the traps of a Venus fly trap. This, along with other morphological traits, have lead some to cite this species as an evolutionary link between Drosera and the closely related Dionaea, though I don’t believe it is any closer in relation than other sundew species. Either way, this is a unique member of the genus …

Photo Credit: Rost’a Kracik, Wikimedia Commons

Further Reading: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2009.02935.x/abstract;jsessionid=51EAB922D5A65253DCE30AB0DAF5127F.f03t03

(via:   In Defense of Plants

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