The Carnivorous Plant FAQ v. 11.5
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The International Carnivorous Plant Society

Q: Carnivorous plants of the middle East--a sad tale!

A: Alas, the great arid stretches of land in the Middle East are not hospitable to carnivorous plants.

I define the Middle East as in the traditional sense, i.e., ranging from Egypt in the west to Iran in the east. In this area, there are only seven carnivorous plant species, from two genera:

Alas, this poor showing of plant carnivory means that many countries apparently have no carnivorous plants in them! These deprived countries are Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and the United Arab Emirates.

Page citations: Naqinezhad, A. et al. 2007; Rice, B.A. 2006a; Schlauer, J. 2002; Taylor, P. 1989.


Revised: December 2008
©Barry Rice, 2005