Carnivorous plant that traps prey underground is the 1st of its kind to be discovered

Just saw this article and thought it was super cool!

https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/01/world/carnivorous-plant-lives-underground-discovered-scn/index.html

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Very cool. I wish the video showed what was inside the traps.

Cool!

Of course, Arthrobotrys oligospora (and kin), do the lassoo the nematode thing with just 3 cells…

(But who’s counting, right?)

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That’s cool, thanks for the heads-up on this! Another interesting tidbit to add to botany lectures. I also had to immediately think of those nematode-catching fungi. The underground can be a dangerous place.

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More fascinating images: https://phytokeys.pensoft.net/article/82872/element/8/156395//

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I’m not familiar with those fungi. My immediate thought was the bladderworts that have traps underground.

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I saw this on tik tok and thought it was clikbait. That’s wild!!