09/17/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Giant Rat-Eating Plant Discovered By Explorers, Named After Famous Scientist

He may be best known for his mellifluous tones and gentle manner, but for one group of botanists Sir David Attenborough clearly conjures up different associations. Explorers who discovered a new species of giant rodent-eating carnivorous plant have named it after the TV naturalist.

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