Tupaia montana & Nepenthes rajah. Recent research has shown the...
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SpeciesTupaia montana & Nepenthes rajah
LocalitySabah, Malaysia
DescriptionRecent research has shown the the world's largest pitcher plant Nepenthes rajah is not exclusively carnivorous. Like the related N. lowii, this species attracts treeshrews by secreting nectar on the undersurface of the lid. These animals frequently leave their droppings in the pitcher, which serves as a valuable nitrogen source in their impoverished mountain habitat. 
Keywordsanimal | borneo | dropping | fauna | flora | kinabalu | mammal | mountain | mutualism | nectar | nepenthaceae | nepenthes | plant | rajah | scat | symbiosis | treeshrew | wildlife


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