Nepenthes attenboroughii: The Local Pitcher Plant of Palawan
Looks can be deceiving
Nepenthes attenboroughii originated from the various species of pitcher plant in the genus of Nepenthes. It produces some of the largest pitchers in this genus which measured about 1.5 litres in volume and can trapped that exceeds 2 liters.
This endemic plant can only be found in Mount Victoria, Palawan discovered by the team of botanist and scientist just as Alastair S. Robinson, Stewart R. McPherson and Volker B. Heinrich in June 2007 after two months of research across the Philippine archipelago.
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Basic Information About N. attenboroughii
Genus species: Nepenthes
Distribution: This species is known only from the summit area of Mount Victoria, Palawan, to which it is endemic. There, it grows among shrubs 0.8-1.8 m tall in relatively scattered populations of plants on rocky, ultramafic soil. It is not sympatric with other Nepenthes species.
Overall: Nepenthes attenboroughii is a terrestrial upright or scrambling shrub.
General Description: Nepenthes attenboroughii is a montane species of insectivorous pitcher plant. It is named after the celebrated broadcaster and naturalist, Sir David Attenborough, who is a keen enthusiast of the genus Nepenthes. The species is characterised by its large and distinctive bell-shaped lower and upper pitchers and narrow, upright lid. (Robinson et al, 2009)
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Pitcher Plant, Madagascar Photographic Poster Print by Kenneth Day, 18x24
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Nepenthes Pitcher Plant at the Atlanta Botanical Garden Photographic Poster Print by Joel Sartore, 12x16
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Named after the celebrated broadcaster and naturalist, Sir David Attenborough, who is a keen enthusiast of the genus Nepenthes.
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N. attenboroughii, a rat-eating plant only found in the Philippines.
N. attenboroughii Links
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- International Carnivorous Plant Society - Nepenthes attenboroughii
Enjoying plants through cultivation... working to conserve wild habitat for the future.. promoting research.
- Nepenthes attenboroughii | EOLspecies -
A rosette (juvenile) pitcher of Nepenthes attenboroughii demonstrates the typical, campanulate shape of this species when only a few inches.
- A Spectacular New Species of Nepenthes L. (Nepenthaceae) pitcher
Comparison of Nepenthes attenboroughii with N. rajah and N. mira using selected characters.
- The Unfolding Experience: Nepenthes attenboroughii
Nepenthes attenboroughii. This one's borrowed from Partha. It reminds me of sinister/morbid/curious conversations late into the moonlight, years back
- Recently-Discovered Carnivorous Plant Eats Bugs, Rats | Discoblog .
They discovered the largest carnivorous pitcher plant ever found, called Nepenthes attenboroughii.
- Giant Plant Nepenthes Attenboroughii Eats Rodents
A giant plant that can gobble up bugs and even rodents has been discovered in Southeast Asia.
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