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(Japan Times)   New carnivorous plant species discovered in Japan. It's a flytrap   (japantimes.co.jp) divider line 25
    More: Weird, carnivorous plants, Kyushu, Aichi, Red List of Threatened Species, endangered species, pitcher plants, Kyodo News, Japan  
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2013-04-06 09:20:50 PM  
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What it may look like
 
2013-04-06 09:22:40 PM  
Thank God it wasn't discovered in Thailand.
 
2013-04-06 09:25:38 PM  
Was it discovered during a total eclipse of the sun?
 
2013-04-06 09:27:26 PM  
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2013-04-06 09:35:18 PM  
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Denies paternity
 
2013-04-06 09:43:13 PM  
farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2013-04-06 09:53:49 PM  
Uh, I think you mean "flytlap."


FTFY
 
2013-04-06 10:09:55 PM  
At present, 3,597 species are listed as "endangered" on the ministry's Red List of critically threatened Japanese wildlife, but there are no legal restrictions on catching or trading them.

So what's the point of the list then?
 
2013-04-06 10:16:59 PM  
It's a sundew, not a pitcher plant as TFA claims.
 
2013-04-06 10:18:49 PM  
It's actually a sundew plant but I've never seen one like it.

The plants I saw in Fundy National Park, which has a bog you can walk through on wooden walks, were about an inch, an inch and half high and had the bait on tiny stalks, while this plant looks larger and has "dew" drops on its branches.
 
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2013-04-06 10:25:47 PM  
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Obligatory
 
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2013-04-06 10:26:50 PM  

brantgoose: It's actually a sundew plant but I've never seen one like it.

The plants I saw in Fundy National Park, which has a bog you can walk through on wooden walks, were about an inch, an inch and half high and had the bait on tiny stalks, while this plant looks larger and has "dew" drops on its branches.


THIS
 
2013-04-06 10:39:12 PM  

fusillade762: At present, 3,597 species are listed as "endangered" on the ministry's Red List of critically threatened Japanese wildlife, but there are no legal restrictions on catching or trading them.

So what's the point of the list then?


Gotta catch 'em all!

/Pika pika!
 
2013-04-06 10:41:36 PM  

"This thread needs more of Audrey's BOOBS!"


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2013-04-06 10:47:04 PM  

brantgoose: It's actually a sundew plant but I've never seen one like it.

The plants I saw in Fundy National Park, which has a bog you can walk through on wooden walks, were about an inch, an inch and half high and had the bait on tiny stalks, while this plant looks larger and has "dew" drops on its branches.


Canadian sundews are mostly small, round jobs, except for D intermedia which has longer leaves. The plant in the photo looks just like D.indica, which has long leaves and a branching habit.

I had about 50 species of sundews growing under lights at one point.
 
2013-04-06 10:59:30 PM  

skinink: "This thread needs more of Audrey's BOOBS!"
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This thread needs more of Jack Nicholson craziness.

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2013-04-07 12:25:17 AM  
As said by others before, this is clearly a variety of sundew, yet the article describes it as a pitcher plant, something entirely not a sundew.
 
2013-04-07 01:11:27 AM  
New species? Name it Drosera ackbari.
 
2013-04-07 02:13:20 AM  

zimbach: As said by others before, this is clearly a variety of sundew, yet the article describes it as a pitcher plant, something entirely not a sundew.


I was wondering about that too, given the resinous sticky steps, lack of pitchers, and stuck bug in the upper-right.
 
2013-04-07 02:13:55 AM  
Err, "stems", not "steps".
 
2013-04-07 03:12:26 AM  
The Environment Ministry plans to add 600 rare plant and animal species subject to conservation to the current list of 90 by 2030, its officials said Friday.
Amid criticism from environmental groups that conservation efforts are lagging, 300 plants and creatures will be listed by 2020 and another 300 over the following 10 years via the law for conservation of endangered species of wild fauna and flora, they said.


Are they going to add species that actually exist, or sacks of bullshiat "new species" like the subject of TFA?
 
2013-04-07 09:53:11 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: It's a sundew, not a pitcher plant as TFA claims.


came to say that and can now leave satisfied
 
2013-04-07 12:07:25 PM  
It's from the sundew family. I used to grow these, venus' flytraps, cobra pitcher plants when I was a young crack, 7-8 years old.

I was a weird kid. So glad I'm better now.
 
2013-04-07 02:16:16 PM  
Came here looking for Audrey and WKRP.  Leaving satisfied.

/How can a pitcher plant NOT have a pitcher?
//So now, instead of one endangered speices, we have two even more endangered species
 
2013-04-09 09:24:35 AM  

HotWingAgenda: The Environment Ministry plans to add 600 rare plant and animal species subject to conservation to the current list of 90 by 2030, its officials said Friday.
Amid criticism from environmental groups that conservation efforts are lagging, 300 plants and creatures will be listed by 2020 and another 300 over the following 10 years via the law for conservation of endangered species of wild fauna and flora, they said.

Are they going to add species that actually exist, or sacks of bullshiat "new species" like the subject of TFA?


Has it not speciated to a degree you find suitable?
 
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