Nepenthes glandulifera

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Nepenthes glandulifera
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Nepenthaceae
Genus: Nepenthes
Species: N. glandulifera
Binomial name
Nepenthes glandulifera
Chi.C.Lee (2004)[1]
Nepenthes platychila distribution.png
Distribution of N. glandulifera.

Nepenthes glandulifera (/nˈpɛnθz ˌɡlændjᵿˈlɪfərə/; from Latin: glandis = gland, ferre = to bear) is a species of pitcher plant endemic to the Hose Mountains of central Sarawak. This plant is so named for the black speckles around the petioles. The species's discoverer, Ch'ien Lee, initially thought they were a sign of disease. After further investigation, it was realised that the black speckles were actually nectar glands. The species is also notable for having a very prominent indumentum. It appears to be closely related to N. pilosa.[1][3] Nepenthes glandulifera is not known to form natural hybrids with any other species.[4]

Nepenthes glandulifera was included in a 2002 report on the Nepenthes of the Hose Mountains under the placeholder name Nepenthes sp. 'A'.[2]


  1. ^ a b Lee, C.C. 2004. New records and a new species of Nepenthes (Nepenthaceae) from Sarawak. Sandakania 15: 93–101.
  2. ^ a b Lee, C.C. 2002. "Nepenthes species of the Hose Mountains in Sarawak, Borneo." (PDF).  Proceedings of the 4th International Carnivorous Plant Conference, Hiroshima University, Tokyo: 25–30.
  3. ^ Clarke, C.M. & C.C. Lee 2004. Pitcher Plants of Sarawak. Natural History Publications (Borneo), Kota Kinabalu.
  4. ^ McPherson, S.R. 2009. Pitcher Plants of the Old World. 2 volumes. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole.

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