Nepenthes ephippiata

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Nepenthes ephippiata
Nepenthes ephippiata.jpg
Nepenthes ephippiata. Cultivated plant.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Nepenthaceae
Genus: Nepenthes
Species: N. ephippiata
Binomial name
Nepenthes ephippiata
Danser (1928)[2]
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Distribution of N. ephippiata.

Nepenthes ephippiata (/nˈpɛnθz ɛˌfɪpiˈɑːtə/; from Latin: ephippium "saddle cloth"), or the Saddle-Leaved Pitcher-Plant,[3] is a tropical pitcher plant endemic to Borneo. It occurs in the Hose Mountains of central Sarawak, as well as Mount Raya and Bukit Lesung in Kalimantan.[4] Plants from the Hose Mountains appear to lack the decurrent leaf attachment found in specimens from Central Kalimantan.[5] Nepenthes ephippiata is closely related to N. lowii.

B. H. Danser described the species in his 1928 monograph, "The Nepenthaceae of the Netherlands Indies", based only on part of a stem and an infructescence.[2]

Nepenthes ephippiata has no known natural hybrids.[6][7]


  1. ^ Clarke, C.M.; Cantley, R.; Nerz, J.; Rischer, H.; Witsuba, A. (2000). "Nepenthes ephippiata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2000: e.T39658A10254699. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2000.RLTS.T39658A10254699.en. Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Danser, B.H. 1928. 12. Nepenthes ephippiata Dans., spec. nova.. In: The Nepenthaceae of the Netherlands Indies. Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de Buitenzorg, Série III, 9(3–4): 249–438.
  3. ^ Phillipps, A. & A. Lamb 1996. Pitcher-Plants of Borneo. Natural History Publications (Borneo), Kota Kinabalu.
  4. ^ Lee, C.C. 2004. New records and a new species of Nepenthes (Nepenthaceae) from Sarawak. Sandakania 15: 93–101.
  5. ^ Lee, C.C. 2002. Nepenthes species of the Hose Mountains in Sarawak, Borneo. Proceedings of the 4th International Carnivorous Plant Conference, Hiroshima University, Tokyo: 25–30.
  6. ^ Clarke, C.M. 1997. Nepenthes of Borneo. Natural History Publications (Borneo), Kota Kinabalu.
  7. ^ McPherson, S.R. 2009. Pitcher Plants of the Old World. 2 volumes. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole.

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