Definition of Aldrovanda vesiculosa
1. Noun. Floating aquatic carnivorous perennial of central and southern Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia having whorls of 6 to 9 leaves ending in hinged lobes for capturing e.g. water fleas.
Generic synonyms: Carnivorous Plant
Group relationships: Aldrovanda, Genus Aldrovanda
Lexicographical Neighbors of Aldrovanda Vesiculosa
Literary usage of Aldrovanda vesiculosa
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Insectivorous Plants by Charles Darwin (1895)
"Aldrovanda vesiculosa. Captures crustaceans — Structure of the leaves in comparison with those of Dionica— Absorption by the glands, ..."
2. Charles Darwin's Works by Charles Darwin (1896)
"... and points on the infolded margins — Aldrovanda vesiculosa, var. australis — Captures prey — Absorption of animal matter — Aldrovanda vesiculosa, ..."
3. Scientific Papers of Asa Gray by Asa Gray (1889)
"Aldrovanda vesiculosa, of the Drosera family, " may be called a miniature aquatic Dionaea;" for, as discovered by Stein in 1873, " the bilobed leaves open ..."
4. Lectures on the Physiology of Plants by Sydney Howard Vines (1886)
"... muscipula fold upwards and meet, as do also those of the leaf of Aldrovanda vesiculosa: the margin of the leaf of Pinguicula curves inwards. ..."
5. Plant-geography Upon a Physiological Basis by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper (1903)
"... Aldrovanda vesiculosa, and Bidens Beckii. The structure and mode of life of the higher limnetic aquatic plants are extremely diversified. ..."
6. Comparative Anatomy of the Vegetative Organs of the Phanerogams and Ferns by Anton Bary (1884)
"... and of Aldrovanda vesiculosa constitute transitional forms between the bundles which become incomplete and those which remain rudimentary. ..."