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    I'm Jamie; an incurably-curious, hopelessly-idealistic, vegetarian, polyglot-ish plant scientist at Cambridge. I spend too much time listening to music, wandering around the countryside, and eating apples.


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    Roridula are South African plants that present an intriguing form of indirect carnivory. Their sticky leaves trap insects, but instead of digesting these directly (as is the case in other carnivorous plants such as the Sundews), Roridula species rely on a symbiotic capsid bug to consume the prey- the plant can then absorb nutrients from the bug’s droppings.

    7 months ago

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