The Plant which traps and feeds on Insects
- China Rose
- Pitcher Plant
Ans. (3) Pitcher Plant
The Plant which traps and feeds on Insects : Solution
Pitcher Plants are carnivorous plants. They have modified leaves known as pitfall traps. Pitfall Traps is a prey-trapping mechanism featuring a deep cavity filled with digestive liquid. These plants attract and drown their prey with nectar.
Firstly, the insects or the flies gets attracted towards the plant. The sides/rims of the pitcher plant are slippery which ensures the insects doesn’t climb out. This way, the insect gets trapped in the plant and is drawn towards the nectar of the plant.
The insect body gets dissolved in the plant. This may occur by bacterial action (the bacteria being washed into the pitcher by rainfall), or by enzymes secreted by the plant itself. The prey is converted into a solution of amino acids, peptides, phosphates, ammonium and urea, which is the great source of mineral nutrition for the plant.
Pitcher Plants grow in locations where the soil is too poor in minerals and/or too acidic for most plants to survive.
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Pitcher Plant: FAQ
Q1. What is the name of Pitcher plant in hindi ?
Ans. घटपर्णी पौधा is the name of Pitcher plant in hindi.
Q2. The pitcher plant is characterized by which plants?
Ans. The pitcher plant is characterized as insectivorous.