Nepenthes ventricosa

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Nepenthes ventricosa
Nepenthes ventricosa ASR 062007 mayon luzon.jpg
Nepenthes ventricosa in habitat. Mayon Volcano, Luzon.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Nepenthaceae
Genus: Nepenthes
Species: N. ventricosa
Binomial name
Nepenthes ventricosa
Blanco (1837)[1]

Nepenthes ventricosa (/nˈpɛnθz vɛntrɪˈkzə/; from New Latin: ventricosus = having a swelling on one side) is a tropical pitcher plant endemic to the Philippines, where it is a highland species, growing at an elevation of 1,000–2,000 metres (3,300–6,600 ft) above sea level.[2] It has been recorded from the islands of Luzon, Panay, and Sibuyan.[3] The pitchers are numerous, growing up to 20 centimetres (8 in) tall and ranging in colour from ivory white to red.[3]

Nepenthes ventricosa is very closely related to both N. burkei and N. sibuyanensis, but can be distinguished by a more waisted middle to the pitchers, a smaller mouth, and, generally, a thinner peristome.[2]

Infraspecific taxa[edit]

  • Nepenthes ventricosa f. luteoviridis Hort. ex Y.Fukatsu (1999) nom.nud.[4]

Natural hybrids[edit]


  1. ^ (Spanish) Blanco, F.M. 1837. Nepenthes. In: Flora de Filipinas. Segun el Sistema sexual de Linneo. Sto. Thomas por D. Candido Lopez, Manila. pp. 805–809.
  2. ^ a b c McPherson, S.R. 2009. Pitcher Plants of the Old World. 2 volumes. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole.
  3. ^ a b McPherson, S.R. & V.B. Amoroso 2011. Field Guide to the Pitcher Plants of the Philippines. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole.
  4. ^ Schlauer, J. N.d. Nepenthes ventricosa. Carnivorous Plant Database.
  5. ^ Fleming, R. 1979. Hybrid Nepenthes. PDF (626 KiB) Carnivorous Plant Newsletter 8(1): 10–12.

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