Nepenthes destillatoria – pitcher plant

The pitcher plant is a carnivorous plant which traps prey in a pitcher shaped leaf modification growing from an extension of the leaf midrib called the tendril. The cup shaped trap contains fluid secreted by the plant in which the prey (usually insect) are trapped and drown. The lid or operculum over the pitcher may keep rain from diuting the fluid. Nutrients are absorbed by glands in the lower part of the cup.