Heliamphora neblinae

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Heliamphora neblinae
Heliamphora neblinae var. neblinae isotype.jpg
Isotype held at the NMNH
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Sarraceniaceae
Genus: Heliamphora
Species: H. neblinae
Binomial name
Heliamphora neblinae
Maguire (1978)[1]
  • Heliamphora tatei var. neblinae
    (Maguire) Steyerm. (1984)

Heliamphora neblinae is a species of marsh pitcher plant endemic to Cerro de la Neblina, Cerro Aracamuni and Cerro Avispa in Venezuela. It is one of the most variable species in the genus and was once considered to be a variety of H. tatei. It is unclear whether or not there is a consensus regarding its status as a species, with at least a few researchers supporting the taxonomic revision that would elevate both H. tatei var. neblinae and H. tatei f. macdonaldae to full species status.[2]

The pitchers of H. neblinae are some of the largest in the genus, occasionally exceeding 50 cm.[3]

Infraspecific taxa[edit]

  • Heliamphora neblinae var. parva Maguire (1978) [=H. parva][3]
  • Heliamphora neblinae var. viridis Maguire (1978) [=H. parva][3]


  1. ^ Maguire, B. (1978). Sarraceniaceae (Heliamphora). The Botany of the Guyana Highland Part–X, Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden 29: 36–61.
  2. ^ Rice, Barry A. (2006). Growing Carnivorous Plants. Timber Press: Portland, Oregon.
  3. ^ a b c McPherson, S., A. Wistuba, A. Fleischmann & J. Nerz (2011). Sarraceniaceae of South America. Redfern Natural History Productions Ltd., Poole.

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