Defense and carnivory: Dual role of bracts inPassiflora foetida

@article{Radhamani1995DefenseAC,
  title={Defense and carnivory: Dual role of bracts inPassiflora foetida},
  author={T. R. Radhamani and L Sudarshana and Rani M. Krishnan},
  journal={Journal of Biosciences},
  year={1995},
  volume={20},
  pages={657-664}
}
Members of the genusPassiflora are reported to have evolved modifications which kill insects; they have however never been tested for carnivorous syndrome. The flowers ofPassiflora foetida consists of highly reticulate bracts which cover and grow along with the buds and fruits. Removal of bracts from developing bud and fruit resulted in higher predatory damage compared to those where the bracts were intact. These bracts also possess a large number of minute glands which ooze sticky secretion. A… 

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