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Stylidium: Quiz


Question 1: The more difficult species to grow include the ones that require a period of dormancy or smoke treatment to simulate a ________.
BushfireBlack Saturday bushfires2006–07 Australian bushfire seasonAdelaide Hills bushfires (1939)

Question 2: Triggerplants are considered to be protocarnivorous or carnivorous because the glandular trichomes that cover the scape and flower can trap, kill, and digest small insects with ________ enzymes produced by the plant.
Cysteine proteaseProteaseAspartate proteaseSerine protease

Question 3: The plants are also able to absorb the nutrients created by the protease activity on the captured insects, making them ________ in the opinion of some researchers.
Venus FlytrapCarnivorous plantSarraceniaDrosera

Question 4: The change in pressure when a pollinating insect lands on a Stylidium flower causes a physiological change in the column turgor pressure by way of an ________, sending the column quickly flying toward the insect.
NeuronAction potentialPhotoreceptor cellIon channel

Question 5: alsinoides in Northeast Australia, Queensland, and the ________.
PhilippinesPapua New GuineaUnited StatesEast Timor

Question 6: Stylidium (also known as triggerplants or trigger plants) is a genus of ________ plants that belong to the family Stylidiaceae.
Cronquist systemDicotyledonThorne system (1992)Dahlgren system

Question 7: In 1958, ________ wrote Triggerplants, describing habitat, distribution, and plant forms (ephemeral, creeping, leafy-stemmed, rosette, tufted, scale-leaved, and tropical).
James Drummond (botanist)Alex GeorgeRica EricksonKendenup, Western Australia

Question 8: There is also a correlation between location of Stylidium species and proximity of known carnivorous species, like sundews (Drosera), ________ (Utricularia), the Albany pitcher plant (Cephalotus follicularis), and the rainbow plant (Byblis).
Carnivorous plantUtriculariaNepenthesPinguicula

Question 9: [5] Recent research has revealed that these trichomes produce digestive enzymes, specifically proteases, like other ________.
DroseraVenus FlytrapCarnivorous plantSarracenia

Question 10: In ________ alone, there are more than 150 species, at least 50 of which are in the area immediately around Perth.
Western AustraliaTasmaniaSouth AustraliaNorthern Territory


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