Heliamphora


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Noun1.Heliamphora - genus of pitcher plants of the Guiana Highlands in South America
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
sun pitcher - any of several herbs of Guiana highlands having racemes of nodding white or pink flowers; trap and digest insects in pitcher-shaped leaves with spoon-shaped caps
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On insect attractants from pitcher plants of the genus Heliamphora (Sarrareniaceae).
En esta region se ha recolectado por encima de 2 000 m a Wyeomyia zinzala en Roraima a una altura de 2 252 m en Heliamphora nutans (Sarraceniaceae) (Barrera et al.
Following (Albert et al., 1992; Beyer et al., 1996; Neyland & Merchant, 2006), Heliamphora was selected as outgroup (Table 1).
Five genera of pitcher plants are found in the New World, and are treated with equality in the book; two are bromeliads (Brocchinia and Catopsis) and three Sarraceniaceae (Darlingtonia, Heliamphora, Sarracenia).
Here, too, the pitcher plant heliamphora thrives, capturing insects in its tubular traps to supplement the meagre nitrogen intake provided by the nutrient-poor soils.
Floral biological observations on Heliamphora tatei (Sarraceniaceae) and other plants from Cerro de la Neblina in Venezuela.
These factors make plant growth difficult, favoring the presence of carnivorous plants, such as those of the genus Heliamphora. The tepuis are rocky islands in an ocean of rainforest and are highly typical of the Venezuelan areas of Duida and Canaima (see also figure 252).