Nepenthes bellii kondo

Stems climbing, 1⎼2.5 m long, terete, 0.3⎼0.4 cm in diameter, glabrous. Leaves linear to elliptic, 10⎼15 cm long, 1.3⎼1.5 cm wide, sessile, bases clasping 1/2-3/4 around the stem, glabrous; longitudinal veins of blades 3 on each side of the midrib, parallel in the outer part of the blade; pennate nerves numerous, running obliquely towards the margin; tendrils as long as or somewhat shorter than the leaf. Lower pitchers ovate-ellipsoid, 7.5⎼8.0 cm long x 3.0⎼4.0 cm broad, with 2 fringed wings; wings 6⎼10 mm broad, fringe segments filiform, c. 5 mm long, 0.8⎼1.3 m apart; peristome 6⎼7 mm broad, flattened, elongated at the inner side; mouth oblique; mouth ovate, 2.5⎼3.0 cm long x 1.5⎼2.0 cm broad; spur filiform, 3⎼5 mm long; upper pitchers infundibular, 7.3–7.5 cm long x 2⎼2.5 cm broad.

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pitcher plant
Nepenthes bellii
  • leaves without a distinct petiole
  • Upper pitchers distinctly constricted at or near the middle part; peristome broad
  • Pitchers broadest near mouth and narrowest near the base
  • Nepenthes
  • Leaves with midrib extended into a long tendril with the distal part forming into a cup or pitcher-like structures
  • Angiosperms
  • Plants producing true flowers and fruits for sexual reproduction