The tropical liana Triphyophyllum peltatum (Dioncophyllaceae): Formation of carnivorous organs is only a facultative prerequisite for shoot elongation

G. Bringmann, Heiko Rischer, J. Schlauer, K. Wolf, A. Kreiner, M. Duschek, L. Aké Assi, M. Kreiner

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The complete life cycle of Triphyophyllum peltatum (Dioncophyllaceae) has been observed under greenhouse conditions. Without passing through the carnivorous stage, the plant reached maturity and, after flowering abundantly, developed the unusual seeds. This cultivation success permitted valuable observations on floral and fruit biology of T. peltatum.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-52
JournalCarnivorous Plant Newsletter
Publication statusPublished - 2002
MoE publication typeD1 Article in a trade journal



  • Cultivation; observations; Triphyophyllum peltatum

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