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  1. genlisea(noun)

    rootless carnivorous swamp plants having at the base of the stem a rosette of foliage and leaves consisting of slender tubes swollen in the middle to form traps; each tube passes into two long spirally twisted arms with stiff hairs

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  1. Genlisea

    Genlisea is a genus of carnivorous plants also known as corkscrew plants. The 27 or so species grow in wet terrestrial to semi-aquatic environments distributed throughout Africa and Central and South America. The plants use highly modified underground leaves to attract, trap and digest minute microfauna, particularly protozoans. Although suggested a century earlier by Charles Darwin, carnivory in the genus was not proven until 1998. The generic name Genlisea honors the late Stéphanie Félicité Ducrest de St-Albin, comtesse de Genlis, a French writer and educator. Two members of the genus, G. margaretae and G. aurea, possess the smallest and second smallest known genomes of all flowering plants.

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