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#1 Tuuagso

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 21:17 PM

A fiend of mine found this weird plant, looks like having tentacles and mucilage, very interesting.

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Can anyone tell me what is the name of this curious plant?
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Posted 27 November 2011 - 06:59 AM

Hi, where he found it pls? cheers

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 07:37 AM

Looks like some sort of byblis, but never seen anything with flowers like that. With the tentacles around it.

Possibly a new species?

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 08:44 AM

I found this or a similar plant several (10) years ago in the forests of La Marquesa near Mexico City. I mistook it for a CP at first but my teenage brain concluded rightly or wrongly that the tentacles were a means of seed dispersal or protection. If I remember correctly, the tentacles were sticky even when the plant was dead, like Roridula. However, looking at it again does make me wonder why even the stalk is covered in these glands/ trichomes.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 10:54 AM

The flower stucture could be a clue...

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 17:09 PM

Can you show us what the entire plant looks like? I hope Andreas Fleischmann tunes into this thread!

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 17:27 PM

I hope someone be able to identificate it, it's really interesting, meanwhile I'll show you another pictures, not that good, but you can see a little more of the plant. The plant was found in a forest of Estado de México, Mexico, I don't know exactly where.

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Edited by Tuuagso, 27 November 2011 - 17:35 PM.