Nepenthes vieillardii

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Nepenthes vieillardii
Nepenthes vieillardii pitcher cropped.jpg
A lower pitcher of Nepenthes vieillardii from Rivière Bleue, New Caledonia
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Nepenthaceae
Genus: Nepenthes
Species: N. vieillardii
Binomial name
Nepenthes vieillardii
Hook.f. (1873)[1]

Nepenthes vieillardii (/nɨˈpɛnθz ˌv.ɛˈlɑrdi./; after Eugène Vieillard, collector of plants from New Caledonia and Tahiti between 1861 and 1867) is a species of pitcher plant endemic to the island of New Caledonia. Its distribution is the most easterly of any Nepenthes species. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.[4]

Tripteroides caledonicus mosquitoes breed in the pitchers of this species.[5]

Infraspecific taxa[edit]

  • Nepenthes vieillardii var. deplanchei Dub. (1906)
  • Nepenthes vieillardii var. humilis (Moore) Guilliaum. (1964)
  • Nepenthes vieillardii var. minima Guillaum. (1953)
  • Nepenthes vieillardii var. montrouzieri (Dub.) Macfarl. (1908)[6]


  1. ^ (Latin) Hooker, J.D. 1873. Ordo CLXXV bis. Nepenthaceæ. In: A. de Candolle Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis 17: 90–105.
  2. ^ Danser, B.H. 1928. 50. Nepenthes Vieillardii HOOK. F.. In: The Nepenthaceae of the Netherlands Indies. Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de Buitenzorg, Série III, 9(3–4): 249–438.
  3. ^ Jebb, M.H.P. 1991. An account of Nepenthes in New Guinea. Science in New Guinea 17(1): 7–54.
  4. ^ Clarke, C.M., R. Cantley, J. Nerz, H. Rischer & A. Witsuba 2000. Nepenthes veillardii. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 22 August 2007.
  5. ^ Iyengar, M.O.T. 1969. Eggs of two species of Tripteroides Giles from New Caledonia (Diptera: Culicidae). PDF Australian Journal of Entomology 8(2): 214–216. doi:10.1111/j.1440-6055.1969.tb00761.x
  6. ^ Macfarlane, J.M. 1908. Nepenthaceae. In: A. Engler. Das Pflanzenreich IV, III, Heft 36: 1–91.

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