Roridula dentata flowers



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Roridula dentata flowers



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Roridula dentata plant



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Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Asterids
Order:     Ericales
Family:     Roridulaceae
Genus:     Roridula
Species:     R. dentata
Binomial name
Roridula dentata

Roridula gorgonias flowering plants



Roridula_gorgonias

Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Asterids
Order:     Ericales
Family:     Roridulaceae
Genus:     Roridula

Roridula gorgonias is a protocarnivorous plant . Like other species of Roridula, the plant secretes mucilage to trap insects, but does not directly digest them. Instead, it forms a mutualistic relationship with assassin bugs, whereby the assassin bugs eat the trapped insects and the plant gains nutrients from their droppings.