December 14, 2011 12:29 PM | By Jason Buckland, MSN Tech & Gadgets
Southeast Asia’s unbelievable new species

Nepenthes andamana



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This presentation of the nepenthes andamana plant may look, uh, well, like a field of colourful condoms, but in fact the carnivorous plant is much more. Found in the Phang Nga Province of Thailand, where it grows at sea level in coastal savannahs and grasslands, the pitcher plant, like its nepenthes counterpart discussed two slides earlier, is capable of trapping and devouring small animals like rats, mice and lizards.

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