Nepenthes holdenii

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Nepenthes holdenii
Nepenthes holdenii lower pitcher.jpg
A lower pitcher of N. holdenii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Nepenthaceae
Genus: Nepenthes
Species: N. holdenii
Binomial name
Nepenthes holdenii
Mey (2010)[1]

Nepenthes holdenii is a tropical pitcher plant from western Cambodia, where it grows at elevations of 600–800 m above sea level.[1][2] The species was originally known from only two peaks in the Cardamom Mountains, but the discovery of a new population was reported in October 2011.[3] Seeds were collected in 2014 and the species was successfully introduced into cultivation.[4]


  1. ^ a b Mey, F.S., M. Catalano, C. Clarke, A. Robinson, A. Fleischmann & S. McPherson 2010. "Nepenthes holdenii (Nepenthaceae), a new species of pyrophytic pitcher plant from the Cardamom Mountains of Cambodia." (PDF).  In: S.R. McPherson Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats. Volume 2. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole. pp. 1306–1331.
  2. ^ McPherson, S.R. & A. Robinson 2012. Field Guide to the Pitcher Plants of Peninsular Malaysia and Indochina. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole.
  3. ^ Mey, F.S. 2011. New Nepenthes holdenii population located!. Strange Fruits: A Garden's Chronicle, October 8, 2011.
  4. ^ Mey, F.S. 2015. Nepenthes holdenii is now in cultivation! Strange Fruits: A Garden's Chronicle, 28 August 2015.

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