genlisea


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Noun1.genlisea - rootless carnivorous swamp plants having at the base of the stem a rosette of foliage and leaves consisting of slender tubes swollen in the middle to form traps; each tube passes into two long spirally twisted arms with stiff hairs
carnivorous plant - plants adapted to attract and capture and digest primarily insects but also other small animals
genus Genlisea - small genus of carnivorous plants of tropical African swamps
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There are highly detailed treatments on the biosvstematics, evolution, and life histories of four rather large families, including the Droseraceae, which includes two basic trap types: the "flypaper" trap as seen in Drosera and the "snap-trap" as seen in Dionea, popularly known as the Venus Fly Trap; the monotypic family, Nepenlhaceae, and the Sarraceniaceae, with three genera, produce pitchers, or "pitfall" traps; the Lentibulariaceae includes Pinguicula, with "flypaper" traps, Genlisea, with eel or "lobster pot" traps, and U'tricularia, with suction or "bladder" traps.
Lentibulariaceae, one of several carnivorous plant families, includes the genera Genlisea, Pinguicula, Polipompholyx, and Utricularia, which are distributed throughout tropical and temperate regions.
Aluminum-hyperaccumulating plants are confined generally to woody, perennial species, although there are several examples of herbaceous taxa that hyperaccumulate aluminum in their leaves: for example, Coccocypselum (Rubiaceae), Genlisea and Utricularia (Lentibulari-aceae), and most Rapateaceae.