Nepenthes sp. Misool

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Nepenthes sp. Misool
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Upper pitchers of Nepenthes sp. Misool
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Nepenthaceae
Genus: Nepenthes
Species: N. sp. Misool

Nepenthes sp. Misool is an undescribed tropical pitcher plant found on the island of Misool in the Raja Ampat archipelago of Indonesia.[1] It is similar to the extremely variable N. neoguineensis.[1][2]

Nepenthes sp. Misool is not currently threatened in the wild. In Pitcher Plants of the Old World, Stewart McPherson writes:[1]

Misool remains difficult and expensive to reach; during my observations, I hired a local fishing boat to travel to the island, and this trip alone required one metric ton of fuel!

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c McPherson, S.R. 2009. Pitcher Plants of the Old World. 2 volumes. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole.
  2. ^ McPherson, S.R. & A. Robinson 2012. Field Guide to the Pitcher Plants of Australia and New Guinea. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole.