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Question 1: ________ (tropical pitcher-plant family)
Nepenthes bicalcarataNepenthesNepenthes edwardsianaNepenthes rajah

Question 2: Heliamphora is limited to South America, but the family contains two other genera, Sarracenia and Darlingtonia, which are endemic to the Southeastern United States (with the exception of one species) and ________ respectively.
San Jose, CaliforniaCaliforniaLos AngelesSacramento, California

Question 3: Instead, they form a mutualistic ________ with species of assassin bug (genus Pameridea), which eat the trapped insects.
EcologyParasitismBiological interactionSymbiosis

Question 4: Ironically, carnivorous plants are themselves susceptible to infestation by parasites such as ________ or mealybugs.
FungusInsectAphidBeetle

Question 5: What does the following picture show?

  Depiction of a native being consumed by a Ya-te-veo ("I see you") carnivorous tree of Central America, from Land and Sea by J.W. Buel, 1887
  Cephalotus follicularis
  Audrey Junior, the man-eating plant from the cult film The Little Shop of Horrors
  The primitive pitchers of Heliamphora chimantensis are an example of pitfall traps.

Question 6: As a waste product, respiration produces ________.
Carbon dioxideGreenhouse gasCarbon cycleCarbon sink

Question 7: What does the following picture show?

  Stylidium turbinatum
  The traps of Catopsis berteroniana are unlikely to have descended from a hairy leaf or sepal.
  Drosophyllum lusitanicum is one of the few carnivorous plants to grow in dry, alkaline soil.

Question 8: What does the following picture show?

  Brocchinia reducta: a carnivorous bromeliad
  Roridula gorgonias: a borderline carnivore that gains nutrients from its "prey" via the droppings of a predatory bug
  The traps of Catopsis berteroniana are unlikely to have descended from a hairy leaf or sepal.
  Audrey Junior, the man-eating plant from the cult film The Little Shop of Horrors

Question 9: The simplest ones are probably those of ________, the sun pitcher plant.
PinguiculaSarraceniaHeliamphoraNepenthes

Question 10: What does the following picture show?

  Modelling carnivory in plants: gross photosynthesis, respiration and net photosynthesis as a function of the plant's investment in carnivorous adaptations. An optimum carnivory of zero occurs in poorly lit habitats with abundant soil nutrients.
  The primitive pitchers of Heliamphora chimantensis are an example of pitfall traps.
  Artist's restoration of Archaeamphora longicervia, the earliest known carnivorous plant
  Brocchinia reducta: a carnivorous bromeliad
















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