Venus flytrap leaf, SEM

Venus flytrap leaf, SEM

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Credit: THIERRY BERROD, MONA LISA PRODUCTION/ SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) leaf. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the leaf of a Dionaea muscipula venus flytrap, showing the digestive glands (red) and one of its sensory hairs (trichomes, dark). Venus flytraps are carnivorous plants that trap insects within their leaves. When an insect crawling along the leaf contacts two or more hairs within 20 seconds of each other, the two lobes of the leaf slam shut, trapping the insect between them. Enzymes are then excreted from the glands to dissolve the prey, and the plant absorbs the resulting nutrients. Magnification: x100 when printed 10 centimetres wide.

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