Pollinator‐prey conflict in carnivorous plants

@article{Jrgens2012PollinatorpreyCI,
  title={Pollinator‐prey conflict in carnivorous plants},
  author={A. J{\"u}rgens and A. Sciligo and T. Witt and A. El-Sayed and D. Suckling},
  journal={Biological Reviews},
  year={2012},
  volume={87}
}
Most carnivorous plants utilize insects in two ways: the flowers attract insects as pollen vectors for sexual reproduction, and the leaves trap insects for nutrients. Feeding on insects has been explained as an adaptation to nutrient‐poor soil, and carnivorous plants have been shown to benefit from insect capture through increased growth, earlier flowering and increased seed production. Most carnivorous plant species seem to benefit from insect pollination, although many species autonomously… Expand
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