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  • 1. Carnivorous Plants Alexa Singleton & Sarah Opliger
  • 2. Attributes ›  Adaptations to capture ›  Digestion techniques ›  Benefit from absorption
  • 3. What Are They? ›  Caryophyllales ›  Ericales ›  Lamiales
  • 4. What Are They? ›  600 species
  • 5. Habitat ›  Wet soils ›  Found around the US ›  Found globally
  • 6. Structure/Evolution ›  Tubed leaves ›  Dewy tentacles ›  Rootless ›  Lids
  • 7. Adaptations ›  Nitrates ›  Sucrose levels ›  Coloring
  • 8. Diet ›  Insects ›  Small aquatic crustacean ›  Rodents
  • 9. Being Carnivorous ›  Pro ›  Low competition ›  Con ›  Energy costs
  • 10. Predation Tactics ›  Vacuuming trap doors ›  Attractive tentacles ›  Pitted traps with fluid
  • 11. YOUR TURN
  • 12. Questions 1.  2.  3.  4.  What type of soils do carnivorous plants live in? What do they eat? What is a con for being a carnivorous plant? What is 1 predation tactic?
  • 13. Digestion ›  Leaf Surface ›  Sealed Trap ›  Pit of Stomach ›  Water pool ›  Commensal Organism
  • 14. Life Cycle
  • 15. Reproduction ›  Asexually ›  Sexually
  • 16. Uniqueness ›  Aldrovanda Vesiculose ›  “Waterwheel plant” ›  Rootless ›  Fast growing plant ›  Fastest examples of plant movement
  • 17. Uniqueness ›  Utricularia ›  “Bladderworts” ›  Larger traps ›  Small trigger hairs
  • 18. Uniqueness ›  Genlisea ›  Corkscrew plant ›  Small herbs ›  Specialized underground leaves
  • 19. Uniqueness ›  Darlingtonia ›  Cobra Californica Lilly ›  Lobster pot traps ›  Thousands of fine dense hairs
  • 20. Medical Purposes ›  Drosera juice ›  Drosera Rotundifolia ›  Sarapin
  • 21. Extinction ›  Draining wet lands ›  Pollution ›  Overexploitation
  • 22. Your Turn
  • 23. Questions 1.  2.  3.  4.  How do carnivorous plants digest their food? Do they reproduce sexually, asexually, or both? One reason carnivorous plants are becoming extinct? What is one medical purpose?