Monday, March 15, 2010
Sculpture and Nepenthes Raja
photo from Colorado Carnivorous Plant Society.
A friend and I were talking about how boring the plants were in Avatar. With one exception, they were just pumped up versions of bamboo and red banana.
photo from Apodagis.com
Nepenthes Raja is a plant that looks like it belongs on another planet or in a movie. Locked up in a studio, with the directive to create alien plants, you couldn't invent something this bizarre or beautiful. This carnivorous bowl is actually a leaf, not a bloom.
For theme and variations on this form see the entire page of Nepenthes at Apodagis.com