Nepenthes burkei

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Nepenthes burkei
Nepenthes burkei ASR 062007 mt halcon mindoro.jpg
Nepenthes burkei lower pitcher. Mount Halcon, Mindoro.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Nepenthaceae
Genus: Nepenthes
Species: N. burkei
Binomial name
Nepenthes burkei
Hort.Veitch ex Mast. (1889)[2]
  • Nepenthes burkeii
    Hort.Veitch ex Mast. (1889)[2]
    [original spelling]

Nepenthes burkei (/nˈpɛnθz ˈbɜːrki./; after David Burke, British plant collector) is a tropical pitcher plant native to the island of Mindoro in the Philippines, where it grows at an elevation of 1100–2000 m.[3] It is very closely related to N. sibuyanensis and N. ventricosa. It has only recently entered wider cultivation.

Infraspecific taxa[edit]

Two varieties of N. burkei have been described.

  • Nepenthes burkei var. excellens Hort.Veitch ex Marshall (1890)
  • Nepenthes burkei var. prolifica Mast. (1890)[4]

Natural hybrids[edit]


  1. ^ von Arx, B., J. Schlauer & M. Groves 2001. CITES Carnivorous Plant Checklist. The Cromwell Press, United Kingdom.
  2. ^ a b Masters, M.T. 1889. New or noteworthy plants. Nepenthes Burkeii. The Gardeners' Chronicle, series 3, 6(149): 492–493.
  3. ^ a b McPherson, S.R. 2009. Pitcher Plants of the Old World. 2 volumes. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole.
  4. ^ Masters, M.T. 1890. New or noteworthy plants. Nepenthes Burkeii Mast. var. prolifica. The Gardeners' Chronicle, series 3, 8(190): 184.

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