Nepenthes is a genus of carnivorous plants, also known as tropical pitcher plants, or monkey cups.
Nepenthes species usually consist of a shallow root system and a prostrate or climbing stem.
The pitcher starts as a small bud and gradually expands to form a globe or tube-shaped trap. The shapes can evoke a champagne flute or a condom.
The trap contains a fluid of the plant’s own production, which may be watery or more viscous, and is used to drown the prey. This fluid contains viscoelastic biopolymers that may be crucial to the retention of insects within the traps of many species. The viscoelastic fluid in pitchers is especially effective in the retention of winged insects. The trapping efficiency of this fluid remains high, even when significantly diluted by water, as inevitably happens in wet conditions
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