Species Profile

Species Nepenthes ephippiata
Common Name
Family Nepenthaceae
Order Nepenthales
Distribution Borneo.
Habitat Found in upper montane mossy forest where it grows terrestrially and epiphytically. Elevation 1700-2000 m.
Description  The oddly swollen pitchers of this species can reach up to 15 cm in length. They are usually coloured yellowish green with a reddish cast, though the interior is often dark purple. The enormous lid is held vertically over the pitcher and its undersurface is covered with numerous short tubercles amongst which a sweet white substance is secreted. The leaves are large, leathery, and oblong in shape.
Notes  This species bears close resemblance to the more common N. lowii, however it differs in having a more pronounced peristome, shorter lid appendages, and a saddle-like stem attachment. Previously this species was known only from Kalimantan Borneo, but it has recently been discovered in Sarawak.
Conservation Status  Vulnerable
References  Danser, B.J. 1928. The Nepenthaceae of the Netherlands Indies. Bulletin de Jardin de Botanique, Buitenzorg, Serie III. 9 (3-4): 248-438.
# clp070016
Sarawak, Malaysia

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