Nepenthes singalana

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Nepenthes singalana
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Lower pitcher of Nepenthes singalana from Mount Belirang.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Nepenthaceae
Genus: Nepenthes
N. singalana
Binomial name
Nepenthes singalana
Becc. (1886)

Nepenthes singalana (/nɪˈpɛnθz ˌsɪŋɡəˈlnə/; after Mount Singgalang, West Sumatra) is a tropical pitcher plant endemic to the island of Sumatra, where it grows at 2000–2900 m above sea level.[4] It is most closely allied to N. diatas and N. spathulata.


In 2001, Charles Clarke performed a cladistic analysis of the Nepenthes species of Sumatra and Peninsular Malaysia using 70 morphological characteristics of each taxon. The following is part of the resultant cladogram, showing "Clade 3", which comprises N. singalana and three other related species.[5]

N. densiflora


N. diatas


N. singalana

N. spathulata

Natural hybrids[edit]

The following natural hybrids involving N. singalana have been recorded.


  1. ^ Clarke, C.M.; Cantley, R.; Nerz, J.; Rischer, H.; Witsuba, A. (2000). "Nepenthes singalana". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2000: e.T39696A10252340. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2000.RLTS.T39696A10252340.en.
  2. ^ Macfarlane, J.M. 1908. Nepenthaceae. In: A. Engler. Das Pflanzenreich IV, III, Heft 36: 1–91.
  3. ^ Macfarlane, J.M. 1914. Family XCVI. Nepenthaceæ. [pp. 279–288] In: J.S. Gamble. Materials for a flora of the Malayan Peninsula, No. 24. Journal & Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 75(3): 279–391.
  4. ^ McPherson, S.R. & A. Robinson 2012. Field Guide to the Pitcher Plants of Sumatra and Java. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole.
  5. ^ a b c d e Clarke, C.M. 2001. Nepenthes of Sumatra and Peninsular Malaysia. Natural History Publications (Borneo), Kota Kinabalu.
  6. ^ McPherson, S.R. 2009. Pitcher Plants of the Old World. 2 volumes. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole.

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