Nepenthes burkei mast.

Terrestrial or epiphytic climber. Stems terete, to 0.5 cm diameter. Leaves narrowly oblanceolate-oblong or linear, up to 30 cm long, 3 cm wide, sessile; apex acute to obtuse; base attenuate; longitudinal veins of lamina 4 on each side of the midrib. Lower pitchers up to 16 cm tall, 5 cm wide, with inflated basal parts and wings up to 5 mm wide. Peristome strongly oblique, reddish-brown to bright red, 3 cm wide, ribs 2 mm high, forming narrow, inward protruding teeth 2 mm long. Upper pitchers up to 14 cm tall, 4 cm wide, may be larger, dull green with blotches of red or reddish brown; basal half of pitcher ovoid and swollen, narrowing above and becoming cylindrical towards the mouth; pitcher lid broadly elliptic, 4⎼6 x 3-4 cm, base rounded, apex acute, yellowish-green, with red or orange blotches, lower surface lacking appendages; spur stout, cylindrical, 7⎼10 cm long.

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pitcher plant
Nepenthes burkei
  • Leaves without a distinct petiole
  • Upper Pitchers distinctly constricted at or near the middle part; peristome broad
  • Pitchers constricted at or near middle part
  • Peristome flattened, 11-12(30) mm wide; pitchers green with red streaks towards the mouth, less strongly constricted; leaves with 6-7 pairs of lateral nerves
  • 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