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There are about 130 species of Old World tropical pitcher plant. These insect-eating plants have pitcher-shaped traps growing from their leaves. The pitcher is slippery on top. This causes insects to fall in. Once they fall, liquid inside the pitcher traps them. Then their nutrients are absorbed by the plant. Nephenthes distillatoria lives in Sri Lanka.


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