THE BRAZILIAN DEVIL TREE (CRYPTID)
“The jungles of South America hide several types of mysterious carnivorous plant. From Brazil come accounts of what is called “The Brazilian Devil Tree,” which is reportedly found in the Mato Grosso region. The tree is said to hide its branches in the leaves and undergrowth of the forest floor or sometimes even underground. When a victim passes, the branches reportedly wrap around and slowly constrict the victim to death.” (source)
Man-eating tree can refer to any of the various legendary carnivorous plants large enough to kill and consume a person or other large animal. The carnivorous plant with the largest known traps is probably Nepenthes rajah, which produces pitchers up to 41 cm (16 in) tall with a volume up to 3.5 litres (0.77 imp gal; 0.92 US gal). The pitcher of this species are designed to trap arthropods. However, the same bait may also attract rodents like the summit rat (Rattus baluensis) and the mountain treeshrew (Tupaia montana). Only very rarely will the rodents fall into the large pitchers of this species. Other large carnivorous plants that have similar properties include Nepenthes robcantleyi and Nepenthes attenboroughi.