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Also named in his honour is a very unusual plant known as the Raffles Pitcher Plant. This plant is unusual because it is carnivorous!

The leaf-tip extends to form a pitcher which is able to trap, drown and digest small animals such as insects and snails.

(The above illustration is a painting by artist Amy Sobrielo.)

(There is another unusual plant named after Raffles mentioned in page 10.)

Written by victorkoo

22 June, 2009 at 1:00 pm