Nepenthes × cincta

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Nepenthes × cincta
Nepenthes cincta.jpg
Upper pitcher of mature plant
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Nepenthaceae
Genus: Nepenthes
Species: N. × cincta
Binomial name
Nepenthes × cincta
Mast. (1884)[1]

Nepenthes × cincta (/nˈpɛnθz ˈsɪŋktə/; from Latin: cinctus = girdled) is a natural hybrid between N. albomarginata and N. northiana.

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Masters, M.T. 1884. New garden plants. Nepenthes cincta (Mast.), n. sp.. The Gardeners' Chronicle, new series, 21(540): 576–577.