Nepenthes epiphytica

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Nepenthes epiphytica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Nepenthaceae
Genus: Nepenthes
Species: N. epiphytica
Binomial name
Nepenthes epiphytica
A.S.Rob., Nerz & Wistuba (2011)[1]

Nepenthes epiphytica is a tropical pitcher plant known only from the Berau and East Kutai Regencies of East Kalimantan, Borneo, where it grows at an elevation of around 1000 m above sea level.[1] Prior to its formal description as a species, N. epiphytica was considered to be a variant of the closely related N. fusca.[1] Nepenthes epiphytica belongs to the loosely defined "N. maxima complex", which also includes, among other species, N. boschiana, N. chaniana, N. eymae, N. faizaliana, N. fusca, N. klossii, N. maxima, N. platychila, N. stenophylla, and N. vogelii.[1]

The specific epithet epiphytica refers to the epiphytic habit of this species.[1][3][4]


  1. ^ a b c d e 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.
  2. ^ Jebb, M.H.P. & M.R. Cheek 1997. A skeletal revision of Nepenthes (Nepenthaceae). Blumea 42(1): 1–106.
  3. ^ McPherson, S.R. & A. Robinson 2012. Field Guide to the Pitcher Plants of Borneo. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole.
  4. ^ Wistuba, A. 2012. Nepenthes epiphytica. In: AIPC Special Issue 4: News of 2011. Associazione Italiana Piante Carnivore. p. 20.