Rat-Eating Pitcher Plant



A carnivorous pitcher plant that eats rat and other insects that has been discovered in Palawan. It was named after Sir David Attenborough, who is a nature broadcaster. It is considered to be one of the rarest plant in the Philippines and believed to be the largest meat-eating plant in the world. A botanist team led by Stewart McPherson and Alastair Robinson found the plant on Mount Victoria Philippines. The species is characterized by its large and distinctive bell-shaped lower and upper pitchers which is also narrow and upright lid. You can see in the picture below. Imagine a whole rat is totally taken up by this plant.