Shigeo Kurata ( is a 倉田 重夫 Kurata Shigeo) Japanese botanist and Nepenthes taxonomist whose work in the 1960s and 1970s contributed much to the current popularity of these plants. [1 ] His best-known work is the 1976 guide [2 ] . Nepenthes of Mount Kinabalu [3 ] was named in his honour. Nepenthes kurata [2 ]
Kurata has described a number of new
Nepenthes species, including , N. campanulata [4 ] , N. eymae [5 ] , N. mindanaoensis [6 ] , N. peltata [7 ] , N. rhombicaulis and [4 ] . N. saranganiensis He also described [8 ] , N. pyriformis which was subsequently recognised as a [6 ] natural hybrid by Charles Clarke. Other natural hybrids named by Kurata include [9 ] , N. × ferrugineomarginata , and N. × kinabaluensis . N. × kuchingensis
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^ Clarke, C.M. & C.C. Lee 2004. Pitcher Plants of Sarawak. Natural History Publications (Borneo), Kota Kinabalu.
^ a b Cheek, M. & M. Jebb 2013. Recircumscription of the Nepenthes alata group (Caryophyllales: Nepenthaceae), in the Philippines, with four new species. European Journal of Taxonomy 69: 1–23. doi: 10.5852/ejt.2013.69
^ Kurata, S. 1976. . Sabah National Parks Publications No. 2, Sabah National Parks Trustees, Kota Kinabalu. Nepenthes of Mount Kinabalu
^ a b Kurata, S. 1973. Nepenthes from Borneo, Singapore and Sumatra. Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 26(2): 227–232.
^ Kurata, S. 1984. Journal of the Insectivorous Plant Society (Japan) 35: 41.
^ a b Kurata, S. 2001. Two new species of Nepenthes from Sumatra (Indonesia) and Mindanao (Philippines). Journal of the Insectivorous Plant Society (Japan) 52(2): 30–34.
^ Kurata, S. 2008. Nepenthes peltata (Nepenthaceae), a new species of pitcher plant from the Philippines. Journal of the Insectivorous Plant Society (Japan) 59(1): 12–17.
^ Kurata, S. 2003. A new Philippine pitcher plant, the third species having a saddle-shaped stem. Journal of the Insectivorous Plant Society (Japan) 54(2): 41–44.
^ Clarke, C.M. 2001. Nepenthes of Sumatra and Peninsular Malaysia. Natural History Publications (Borneo), Kota Kinabalu.
^ "Author Query for 'Sh.Kurata. '" International Plant Names Index.