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Prehistoric Carnivorous Fungi Lassoed its Prey

Prehistoric Carnivorous Fungi Lassoed its Prey Prehistoric Carnivorous Fungi Lassoed its Prey mongabay.com December 13, 2007 Scientists have discovered the oldest known carnivorous fungus, according to a study published in…

Amazon plant diversity still a mystery

Amazon plant diversity still a mystery Amazon plant diversity still a mystery By Jeremy Hance, special to mongabay.com October 21, 2007 Recent study of unknown Amazonian flora proves just how…

Orchids may have co-existed with dinosaurs

Oldest orchid discovered; suggests flower co-existed with dinosaurs Orchids may have co-existed with dinosaurs mongabay.com August 29, 2007 Orchids are old enough to have co-existed with dinosaurs, report Harvard University…

Carnivorous plants invade San Francisco

Carnivorous plants invade San Francisco Carnivorous plants invade San Francisco But pose no threat to humans mongabay.com May 14, 2007 While most plants derive nutrients from soil, some trap and…