Nepenthes sanguinea

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Nepenthes sanguinea
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A lower pitcher of Nepenthes sanguinea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Nepenthaceae
Genus: Nepenthes
Species: N. sanguinea
Binomial name
Nepenthes sanguinea
Lindl. (1849)[1]

Nepenthes sanguinea (/nˈpɛnθz sæŋˈɡwɪniə/; from Latin sanguineus "blood red") is a large and vigorous Nepenthes pitcher plant species, native to Peninsular Malaysia and southernmost Thailand, where it grows at 300–1800 m altitude.[4][5][6] The pitchers are variable in size, from 10–30 cm tall, and range from green and yellow to orange and red. The insides of the pitchers are usually speckled with its two main colors. It was introduced to Victorian Britain around 1847 by Cornish plant hunter and botanist Thomas Lobb via the Veitch Nurseries.


This highland pitcher plant can be grown on a windowsill or in partly shaded areas outside, as well as in a terrarium, provided that it is large enough to accommodate this Nepenthes.

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  1. ^ Lindley, J. 1849. Familiar botany. — The pitcher plant. The Gardeners' Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette 1849(37): 580–581.
  2. ^ Griffith, W. 1854. Nepenthaceæ. In: Posthumous papers bequeathed to the honourable, the East India Company, and printed by order of the government of Bengal. Notulæ ad plantas asiaticas. Part IV. Dicotyledonous plants. Charles A. Serrao, Calcutta. pp. 348–353.
  3. ^ Jebb, M.H.P. & M.R. Cheek 1997. A skeletal revision of Nepenthes (Nepenthaceae). Blumea 42(1): 1–106.
  4. ^ a b McPherson, S.R. 2009. Pitcher Plants of the Old World. 2 volumes. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole.
  5. ^ (in Italian) Catalano, M. 2010. Nepenthes della Thailandia: Diario di viaggio. Prague.
  6. ^ McPherson, S.R. & A. Robinson 2012. Field Guide to the Pitcher Plants of Peninsular Malaysia and Indochina. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole.
  7. ^ Shivas, R.G. 1985. "Variation in Nepenthes albo-marginata." (PDF).  (670 KiB) Carnivorous Plant Newsletter 14(1): 13–14.
  8. ^ a b Clarke, C.M. 2001. Nepenthes of Sumatra and Peninsular Malaysia. Natural History Publications (Borneo), Kota Kinabalu.

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