Hello everyone, I was waondering if anyone has ever come across some decent research on Aldrovanda. I am particularly interested in the trigger hairs and if there are any mechanisms of attraction that are used by the plant to capture prey. If you could let me know about anything you have come across it would be much appreciated!
P.S. Here are some Aldrovanda pictures you might find interesting.
Presuming this thread is not too old- the current belief is that the fine trigger hairs of Aldrovanda traps act to mimic filamentous algal threads. Whether the species employs volatiles or specific attractants remains unresolved, however we have a research project ongoing focusing on this and hope to have some answers soon.