Nepenthes rajah. Although carnivorous and capable to...
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Image #cld1108290
SpeciesNepenthes rajah
LocalitySabah, Malaysia
DescriptionAlthough carnivorous and capable to trapping large prey, recent research has shown the this enormous pitcher plant derives a lot of its nutrition from animal droppings. Like the related N. lowii, this species attracts treeshrews by secreting nectar on the undersurface of the lid. These animals frequently leave their droppings in or around the mouth the pitcher, much of which is subsequently washed in by heavy rains. 
Keywordsborneo | carnivorous | feeding | flora | kinabalu | mammal | montana | mountain | mutualism | nepenthaceae | nutrients | pitcher | plant | scat | treeshrew | tupaia


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