Nepenthes × cincta
|Nepenthes × cincta|
|Upper pitcher of mature plant|
|Species:||N. × cincta|
|Nepenthes × cincta
N. × cincta is a rare plant and, due to the localised distribution of N. northiana, only grows at a few sites in Bau, Sarawak, usually on a substrate of limestone. N. × cincta is one of only three known natural hybrids involving N. northiana, the others being N. × bauensis and a cross with N. mirabilis.
The traits of N. albomarginata are very dominant in this hybrid; the wide flared peristome of its larger parent species (N. northiana) is almost completely lost. Pitchers are narrowly infundibulate (funnel-shaped) throughout and range in colouration from cream to dusky purple with red or black spots.
- Masters, M.T. 1884. New garden plants. Nepenthes cincta (Mast.), n. sp.. The Gardeners' Chronicle, new series, 21(540): 576–577.
- [Anonymous] 1890. Nepenthes cincta. The Gardeners' Chronicle, series 3, 8(185): 48.
- Clarke, C.M. & C.C. Lee 2004. Pitcher Plants of Sarawak. Natural History Publications, Kota Kinabalu, p. 32.
- Lee, C.C. 2000. Recent Nepenthes Discoveries. [video] The 3rd Conference of the International Carnivorous Plant Society, San Francisco, USA.
- McPherson, S.R. & A. Robinson 2012. Field Guide to the Pitcher Plants of Borneo. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole.
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