Nepenthes argentii

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Nepenthes argentii
Nepenthes argentii ASR 062007 mt guitingguiting sibuyan.jpg
Nepenthes argentii in habitat. Mount Guiting-Guiting, Sibuyan Island.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Nepenthaceae
Genus: Nepenthes
N. argentii
Binomial name
Nepenthes argentii
Jebb & Cheek (1997)[2]

Nepenthes argentii (/nɪˈpɛnθz ɑːrˈɛnti./; after George Argent) is a highland Nepenthes pitcher plant native to Mount Guiting-Guiting on Sibuyan Island in the Philippines. It is possibly the smallest species in the genus and does not appear to have a climbing stage.[2]

Nepenthes argentii inhabits subalpine shrubbery "with a smooth wind-clipped canopy 30 cm tall on an ultrabasic ridge".[1] It grows at an elevation of 1400–1900 m.[3]

On Mount Guiting-Guiting, N. argentii is sympatric with N. sibuyanensis at around 1600 to 1770 m.[2][4] A taxon resembling N. alata grows on Mount Guiting-Guiting at lower elevations of 800 to 1000 m;[5] it was described as N. graciliflora by Adolph Daniel Edward Elmer.[6] Other plant species endemic to the mountain include Lobelia proctorii[7] and Rhododendron rousei.[8]

Nepenthes argentii has no known natural hybrids, although it may hybridise with N. sibuyanensis.[3] No forms or varieties have been described.


  1. ^ a b Clarke, C.; Cantley, R.; Nerz, J.; Rischer, H.; Witsuba, A. (2000). "Nepenthes argentii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2000: e.T39643A10253814. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2000.RLTS.T39643A10253814.en. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Jebb, M.H.P. & M.R. Cheek 1997. A skeletal revision of Nepenthes (Nepenthaceae). Blumea 42(1): 1–106.
  3. ^ a b McPherson, S.R. 2009. Pitcher Plants of the Old World. 2 volumes. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole.
  4. ^ Rybka, V., R. Rybková & R. Cantley 2005. Nepenthes argentii on Sibuyan Island. Carnivorous Plant Newsletter 34(2): 47–50.
  5. ^ Nerz, J., P. Mann, T. Alt & T. Smith 1998. Nepenthes sibuyanensis, a new Nepenthes from Sibuyan, a remote island of the Philippines. Carnivorous Plant Newsletter 27(1): 18–23.
  6. ^ Elmer, A.D.E. 1912. Nepenthaceae. [pp. 1494–1496] In: Two score of new plants. Leaflets of Philippine Botany 4: 1475–1520.
  7. ^ Argent, G., P. Wilkie & D. Madulid 2007. Lobelia proctorii sp. nov. (Lobelioideae, Campanulaceae/Lobeliaceae) from the Philippines. Plant Ecology 192(2): 1385–0237. doi:10.1007/s11258-007-9306-9
  8. ^ Argent, G. & D. Madulid 1998. Rhododendron rousei (Ericaceae): a beautiful new species from the Philippines. New Plantsman 5(1): 25–31.
  • Amoroso, V.B., L.D. Obsioma, J.B. Arlalejo, R.A. Aspiras, D.P. Capili, J.J.A. Polizon & E.B. Sumile 2009. Inventory and conservation of endangered, endemic and economically important flora of Hamiguitan Range, southern Philippines. Blumea 54(1–3): 71–76. doi:10.3767/000651909X474113
  • Amoroso, V.B. & R.A. Aspiras 2011. Hamiguitan Range: a sanctuary for native flora. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences 18(1): 7–15. doi:10.1016/j.sjbs.2010.07.003
  • Co, L. & W. Suarez 2012. Nepenthaceae. Co's Digital Flora of the Philippines.
  • McPherson, S.R. & V.B. Amoroso 2011. Field Guide to the Pitcher Plants of the Philippines. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole.
  • ‹See Tfd›(in German) McPherson, S. & T. Gronemeyer 2008. Die Nepenthesarten der Philippinen: eine Fotodokumentation. Das Taublatt 60: 34–78.

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