Nepenthes masoalensis

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Nepenthes masoalensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Nepenthaceae
Genus: Nepenthes
Species: N. masoalensis
Binomial name
Nepenthes masoalensis
Schmid-Höllinger (1977)[1]

Nepenthes masoalensis /nˈpɛnθz ˌmæsˈlɛnsɪs/ is one of two tropical pitcher plant species from Madagascar, the other being N. madagascariensis.

Nepenthes masoalensis is known only from eastern Madagascar; it occurs in the Masoala Peninsula and the Mount Ambato region. It has been recorded from Pandanus and Sphagnum swamps, mountain ridgetops, and xerophytic vegetation.[2] Nepenthes masoalensis is a lowland species, growing at 0–400 m altitude.[3]


  1. ^ Schmid-Höllinger, R. 1977. Nepenthes-Studien IV. Eine neue Nepenthes-Art aus Madagascar, Nepenthes masoalensis sp. nov.. Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 97(4): 575–585.
  2. ^ Clarke, C.M.; R. Cantley; J. Nerz; H. Rischer & A. Witsuba (2000). "Nepenthes masoalensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2006. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 11 May 2006.  Listed as Endangered (EN C2b v2.3).
  3. ^ McPherson, S.R. 2009. Pitcher Plants of the Old World. 2 volumes. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole.

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