Nepenthes chaniana

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Nepenthes chaniana
Nepenthes chaniana 1.jpg
An upper pitcher of Nepenthes chaniana
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Nepenthaceae
Genus: Nepenthes
Species: N. chaniana
Binomial name
Nepenthes chaniana
C.Clarke, Chi.C.Lee & S.McPherson (2006)[2]

Nepenthes chaniana (/nɪˈpɛnθz ˌæniˈɑːnə/; after Datuk Chan Chew Lun, Managing Director of Natural History Publications (Borneo)) is a tropical pitcher plant species belonging to the genus Nepenthes. It is characterised by a dense indumentum of long, white hairs. Pitchers are cylindrical and mostly white to yellow in colouration. Nepenthes chaniana belongs to the loosely defined "N. maxima complex", which also includes, among other species, N. boschiana, N. epiphytica, N. eymae, N. faizaliana, N. fusca, N. klossii, N. maxima, N. platychila, N. stenophylla, and N. vogelii.[3]

Cultivated plants of this species were for a long time misidentified as N. pilosa. While N. pilosa is endemic to Kalimantan, N. chaniana is native to Sabah and Sarawak (Bukit Batu Lawi and other mountains). The pitchers of N. pilosa are rounder and broader in shape than those of N. chaniana.

The type specimen of N. chaniana was collected by Charles Clarke on Mount Alab, the highest peak in Crocker Range National Park.

Natural hybrids[edit]

Plants identified by Charles Clarke[5][7] as a hybrid between N. chaniana (known as N. pilosa at the time)[2] and N. lowii are now thought to represent N. fusca × N. lowii.[6]


  1. ^ Clarke, C.M. (2014). "Nepenthes chaniana". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2014: e.T48971934A49009405. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T48971934A49009405.en. Retrieved 18 March 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Clarke, C.M., C.C. Lee & S. McPherson 2006. Nepenthes chaniana (Nepenthaceae), a new species from north-western Borneo. Sabah Parks Nature Journal 7: 53–66.
  3. ^ Robinson, A.S., J. Nerz & A. Wistuba 2011. Nepenthes epiphytica, a new pitcher plant from East Kalimantan. In: McPherson, S.R. New Nepenthes: Volume One. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole. pp. 36–51.
  4. ^ McPherson, S.R. 2009. Pitcher Plants of the Old World. 2 volumes. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole.
  5. ^ a b Clarke, C.M. 1997. Nepenthes of Borneo. Natural History Publications (Borneo), Kota Kinabalu.
  6. ^ a b Phillipps, A., A. Lamb & C.C. Lee 2008. Pitcher Plants of Borneo. Second Edition. Natural History Publications (Borneo), Kota Kinabalu.
  7. ^ (in Czech) Macák, M. 2000. Portréty rostlin - Nepenthes lowii Hook. F.. Trifid 2000(3–4): 51–55. (page 2, page 3, page 4, page 5)

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