Tricks, traps & tree shrew toilets

In this guest post, Chris Thorogood writes about some of the ingenious mechanisms that pitcher plants use to trap prey, reviewed in his recent Tansley insight. The pitcher trap is a striking example of convergent evolution: unrelated lineages of pitcher plants have independently evolved remarkably similar traps as adaptations to growing in nutrient-poor environments. In fact...
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Behind the Cover: New Phytologist 214:1, April 2017

The cover image for New Phytologist 214:1 raises many questions. Is this mushroom-like organism a flowering plant? How does it survive? In this instalment of Behind the Cover, Tansley review authors Vincent Merckx and Sean Graham describe how they found this mysterious plant, and why it is important to study. Sean: The image shows an open flower of a fairy lantern (Thismia r...
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