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Published In: Flore parisienne: contenant la description des plantes qui croissent naturellement aux environs de Paris 1: 23. 1808. (18 Jan 1808) (Fl. Paris (ed. fol.)) Name publication detail

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LENTIBULARIACEAE, bladderwort family

Three genera, about 280 species, nearly worldwide.

The Lentibulariaceae are a family of carnivorous plants, trapping and digesting insects and other small invertebrates either with sticky glandular hairs on the leaf surface (Pinguicula L.), or in specialized pitchers (Genlisea A. St.-Hil.) or traps (Utricularia). The nutrients provided by decaying tissues and other organic matter facilitate the survival of the plants in otherwise nutrient-poor environments.


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