Nepenthes ventricosa

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Nepenthes ventricosa
Nepenthes ventricosa ASR 062007 mayon luzon.jpg
Nepenthes ventricosa in habitat. Mayon Volcano, Luzon.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Nepenthaceae
Genus: Nepenthes
N. ventricosa
Binomial name
Nepenthes ventricosa
Blanco (1837)[2]

Nepenthes ventricosa (/nɪˈpɛnθz 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.[3] It has been recorded from the islands of Luzon, Panay, and Sibuyan.[4] The pitchers are numerous, growing up to 20 centimetres (8 in) tall and ranging in colour from ivory white to red.[4]

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.[3]

Infraspecific taxa[edit]

  • Nepenthes ventricosa f. luteoviridis Hort. ex Y.Fukatsu (1999) nom.nud.[5]

Natural hybrids[edit]


  1. ^ Clarke, C.M.; Cantley, R.; Nerz, J.; Rischer, H.; Witsuba, A. (2000). "Nepenthes ventricosa". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2000: e.T39710A10257886. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2000.RLTS.T39710A10257886.en.
  2. ^ (in 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.
  3. ^ a b c McPherson, S.R. 2009. Pitcher Plants of the Old World. 2 volumes. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole.
  4. ^ a b McPherson, S.R. & V.B. Amoroso 2011. Field Guide to the Pitcher Plants of the Philippines. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole.
  5. ^ Schlauer, J. N.d. Nepenthes ventricosa. Carnivorous Plant Database.
  6. ^ Fleming, R. 1979. "Hybrid Nepenthes" (PDF). (626 KiB) Carnivorous Plant Newsletter 8(1): 10–12.

Further reading[edit]