Tree shrew lavatories: a novel nitrogen sequestration strategy in a tropical pitcher plant.

@article{Clarke2009TreeSL,
  title={Tree shrew lavatories: a novel nitrogen sequestration strategy in a tropical pitcher plant.},
  author={Charles Marshall Clarke and Ulrike Bauer and Ch'ien C. Lee and Andrew A. Tuen and Katja Rembold and Jonathan A Moran},
  journal={Biology letters},
  year={2009},
  volume={5 5},
  pages={632-5}
}
Nepenthes pitcher plants are typically carnivorous, producing pitchers with varying combinations of epicuticular wax crystals, viscoelastic fluids and slippery peristomes to trap arthropod prey, especially ants. However, ant densities are low in tropical montane habitats, thereby limiting the potential benefits of the carnivorous syndrome. Nepenthes lowii, a montane species from Borneo, produces two types of pitchers that differ greatly in form and function. Pitchers produced by immature plants… CONTINUE READING
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