Weird Plants - the exhibition catalogue from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Weird Plants

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A captivating book showcases weird, mysterious and bizarre plants from around the world.

Plants trick, kill, steal and kidnap, and this unique book explores a fascinating world in which plants have turned the tables on animals. Author Chris Thorogood showcases these plant behaviours, the interrelationships among plants, the interdependencies between plants and animals, and the intrigue of plant evolution.

All types of weird and sinister are featured in this book, from carnivorous plants that drug, drown and consume unsuspecting insect prey; giant pitcher plants that have evolved toilets for tree shrews; flowers that mimic rotting flesh to attract pollinating flies, and orchids that duplicitously look, feel and even smell like a female insect to bamboozle sex-crazed male bees.

  • Author: Chris Thorogood
  • Hardcover: 160 pages | 150 illustrations
  • Date published: September 2018
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1842466629
  • Product Dimensions: 25.3 x 18.4 cm

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