Species Profile

Species Nepenthes veitchii
Common Name
Family Nepenthaceae
Order Nepenthales
Distribution Borneo.
Habitat Found as an epiphyte in lowland forest near rivers, or in mossy forest. Occasionally grows as a terrestrial in kerangas forest. Elevation 0-1800 m.
Description  The pitchers are dinstinctive, being ovoid in shape with a large flared peristome. The pitcher color ranges from green to pale yellow, and the peristome ranges from green to golden yellow with or without red stripes. Most of the plant is covered with long brown hairs.
Notes  The distinctive peristome of this species makes it difficult to confuse with any other Nepenthes in Sarawak save for N. hurrelliana. At least three distinct forms of N. veitchii occur in Sarawak. Lowland plants grow as epiphytes near rivers and have long narrow leaves and small green pitchers. Highland plants have larger more colorful pitchers and often climb trees by means of their clasping leaves. In a few highland heath forests an unusual terrestrial variety grows as a ground creeper.
Conservation Status  Lower Risk (near threatened)
References  Trans.Linn.Soc.22:421 (1859).
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Sarawak, Malaysia

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