Tropical pitcher plant closeup

Celeste Mookherjee

Lakewood, United States

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An example of a tropical pitcher plant, with a close view showing the pitcher entrance ringed by the ribbed peristome. This plant is part of the Nepenthes genus, which consists of about 150 carnivorous plant species native to the Old World tropics. (More information at Wikipedia) I found quite a few different pitcher plants growing in the tropical greenhouse at the Los Angeles County Arboretum (California, USA). The Arboretum maintains very high humidity in this particular greenhouse by frequent misting from water jets all through the structure. It is not the friendliest environment for a camera, but my camera bodies and macro lens are at least water-resistant. Even so, I am careful to spend only short bursts of time in this fascinating place. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/6.3, 1/60 sec., ISO 400, filtered sunlight inside greenhouse, handheld, not cropped, minimal processing)

Winner of Carnivorous Plants challenge in Closeups in Nature group (October 2015)

Featured in Abstract Nature’s Macro Art (20 December 2015)
Featured in Low Light Photography (11 October 2015)
Featured in Bicolor Beauties (9 October 2015)
Featured in Everyday Women (8 October 2015)
Featured in Closeups in Nature (7 October 2015)

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