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Catapulting Tentacles in a Sticky Carnivorous Plant

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Trap leaves of Drosera glanduligera.

(A) A naturally growing plant; note the peripheral, non-sticky snap-tentacles and the deeply concave trap leaves covered with glue-tentacles. (B) A cultivated plant; the snap-tentacles extend from the lamina margin. (C) A caught fruit fly; the prey is deeply drawn within the concave leaf blade.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0045735.g001