From Carnivore to Detritivore? Isotopic Evidence for Leaf Litter Utilization by the Tropical Pitcher Plant Nepenthes ampullaria

@article{Moran2003FromCT,
  title={From Carnivore to Detritivore? Isotopic Evidence for Leaf Litter Utilization by the Tropical Pitcher Plant Nepenthes ampullaria},
  author={Jonathan A Moran and Charles M. Clarke and Barbara J Hawkins},
  journal={International Journal of Plant Sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={164},
  pages={635 - 639}
}
Nepenthes pitcher plants trap prey in specialized leaves formed into pitchers. Most lowland species live in open, sunny habitats and capture prey to obtain nutrients, principally nitrogen (N). Nepenthes ampullaria is commonly found under closed canopy forest and possesses morphological traits that indicate adaptation to trap leaf litter as a nutrient source. We tested this hypothesis by comparing foliar stable N isotope abundance (δ15N) between plants growing under forest canopy at 20 sites… Expand
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