Nepenthes saranganiensis

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Nepenthes saranganiensis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Nepenthaceae
Genus: Nepenthes
N. saranganiensis
Binomial name
Nepenthes saranganiensis

Nepenthes saranganiensis (/nɪˈpɛnθz sɑːrɑːŋˌɡɑːniˈɛnsɪs/; "from Sarangani") is a tropical pitcher plant native to the Philippine island of Mindanao.[2] It is noted for its extremely decurrent leaf attachment that extends a large distance down the stem, often continuing into the next internode.[2]

Nepenthes saranganiensis belongs to the informal "N. alata group", which also includes N. alata, N. ceciliae, N. copelandii, N. extincta, N. graciliflora, N. hamiguitanensis, N. kitanglad, N. kurata, N. leyte, N. mindanaoensis, N. negros, N. ramos, and N. ultra.[3][4][5][6] These species are united by a number of morphological characters, including winged petioles, lids with basal ridges on the lower surface (often elaborated into appendages), and upper pitchers that are usually broadest near the base.[3][4]

The species has no known natural hybrids.[2] No forms or varieties have been described.


  1. ^ (in Japanese and English) Kurata, S. 2003. フィリピン産ウツボカズラの新種 - サドル型の茎を持つ第三番目の種 - (英文). [A new Philippine pitcher plant, the third species having a saddle-shaped stem.] Journal of Insectivorous Plant Society [April 2003] 54(2): 41–44.
  2. ^ a b c McPherson, S.R. 2009. Pitcher Plants of the Old World. 2 volumes. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole.
  3. ^ a b Cheek, M. & M. Jebb 2013. Recircumscription of the Nepenthes alata group (Caryophyllales: Nepenthaceae), in the Philippines, with four new species. European Journal of Taxonomy 69: 1–23. doi:10.5852/ejt.2013.69
  4. ^ a b 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. ^ Cheek, M. & M. Jebb 2013. Nepenthes ramos (Nepenthaceae), a new species from Mindanao, Philippines. Willdenowia 43(1): 107–111. doi:10.3372/wi.43.43112
  6. ^ Cheek, M. & M. Jebb 2013. Nepenthes ultra (Nepenthaceae), a new species from Luzon, Philippines. Blumea, published online on October 24, 2013. doi:10.3767/000651913X675124
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  • (in Japanese) Kurata, S. 2003. Nepenthes saranganiensis Sh. Kurata の要約. Journal of Insectivorous Plant Society [July 2003] 54(3).
  • (in German) Gronemeyer, T. & V. Heinrich 2008. Wiederentdeckung von Nepenthes surigaoensis am Naturstandort auf den Philippinen. Das Taublatt 60(1): 28–33.
  • McPherson, S.R. & V.B. Amoroso 2011. Field Guide to the Pitcher Plants of the Philippines. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole.
  • (in German) McPherson, S. & T. Gronemeyer 2008. Die Nepenthesarten der Philippinen Eine Fotodokumentation. Das Taublatt 60(1): 34–78.