Nepenthes

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Noun1.Nepenthes - pitcher plantsNepenthes - pitcher plants      
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Nepenthaceae, Nepenthaceae - coextensive with the genus Nepenthes
tropical pitcher plant - any of several tropical carnivorous shrubs or woody herbs of the genus Nepenthes
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For each treatment, each cohort was placed in 15 mL distilled water in the leaves of intact pitcher-plants. To mimic the natural prey-capture cycle of leaves, developing larvae were fed whole, freeze-dried D.
In this study, we investigate the genetic basis of evolutionary divergence among four populations of the pitcher-plant mosquito, Wyeomyia smithii (Coq.), and consider the relevance of this genetic divergence to Wright's shifting balance process and to the conservation genetics of small populations.
smithii follows that of its host plant, the carnivorous purple pitcher-plant Sarracenia purpurea L., from the Gulf of Mexico north to Labrador and westward to Saskatchewan.