Nepenthes philippinensis

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Nepenthes philippinensis
Nepenthes philippinensis ASR 072007 bacungan palawan.jpg
Lower pitcher of Nepenthes philippinensis growing near its type locality. Bacungan, Palawan.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Nepenthaceae
Genus: Nepenthes
N. philippinensis
Binomial name
Nepenthes philippinensis

Nepenthes philippinensis /nɪˈpɛnθz fɪˌlɪpɪˈnɛnsɪs/ is a tropical pitcher plant endemic to the Philippines. It is known from Palawan and the neighbouring Calamian Islands (including Busuanga, Coron, and Culion) and Linapacan, where it grows at 0–600 metres (2,000 ft) above sea level.[8][9]

Nepenthes wilkiei was described by Matthew Jebb and Martin Cheek in 1998.[7] This taxon was subsequently found to be conspecific with N. philippinensis.[10][11] Jebb and Cheek suggest that N. philippinensis is more closely related to the Bornean species N. hirsuta, N. hispida, and N. macrovulgaris than it is to N. alata.[10][11]

Nepenthes philippinensis produces the most concurrent inflorescences of any species in the genus; up to 190 have been recorded on a single plant.[12]

Nepenthes philippinensis has no known natural hybrids.[12] No forms or varieties have been formally described, although a multitude of taxa resembling N. philippinensis are found across the isolated peaks of Palawan.[9][13]


  1. ^ Clarke, C.M.; Lee, C. (2014). "Nepenthes philippinensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2014: e.T49000838A49009847. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T49000838A49009847.en. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  2. ^ Macfarlane, J.M. 1908. Nepenthaceae. In: A. Engler. Das Pflanzenreich IV, III, Heft 36: 1–91.
  3. ^ Danser, B.H. 1928. 1. Nepenthes alata Blanco. [pp. 258–262] In: The Nepenthaceae of the Netherlands Indies. Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de Buitenzorg, Série III, 9(3–4): 249–438.
  4. ^ Cheek, M. & M. Jebb 2013. Typification and redelimitation of Nepenthes alata with notes on the N. alata group, and N. negros sp. nov. from the Philippines. Nordic Journal of Botany 31(5): 616–622. doi:10.1111/j.1756-1051.2012.00099.x
  5. ^ Clarke, C. & C.C. Lee 2012. A revision of Nepenthes (Nepenthaceae) from Gunung Tahan, Peninsular Malaysia. Archived 2013-10-07 at the Wayback Machine Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 64(1): 33–49.
  6. ^ Schlauer, J. N.d. Nepenthes alata. Carnivorous Plant Database.
  7. ^ a b Cheek, M.R. & M.H.P. Jebb 1998. Two New Philippine Nepenthes. Kew Bulletin 53(4): 966. doi:10.2307/4118886
  8. ^ McPherson, S.R. & V.B. Amoroso 2011. Field Guide to the Pitcher Plants of the Philippines. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole.
  9. ^ a b McPherson, S.R. 2011. Observations of Nepenthes philippinensis and related taxa. In: New Nepenthes: Volume One. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole. pp. 382–395.
  10. ^ a b Cheek, M.R. & M.H.P. Jebb 1999. Nepenthes (Nepenthaceae) in Palawan, Philippines. Kew Bulletin 54(4): 887–895. doi:10.2307/4111166
  11. ^ a b Schlauer, J. 2000. "Literature reviews" (PDF). Carnivorous Plant Newsletter 29(2): 53.
  12. ^ a b McPherson, S.R. 2009. Pitcher Plants of the Old World. 2 volumes. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole.
  13. ^ Exploration of Mount Anipahan and Mount Kiamo. [video] Redfern Natural History Productions.

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