Nepenthes ceciliae gronem. et al.

Terrestrial climber. Stems branched, up to 3 m tall, terete, up to 4 mm in diameter. Leaves petiolate, lamina linear, up to 16 cm long, 2.5 cm wide; apex acute; base broadly attenuate; longitudinal veins 2 on each side of the midrib. Lower pitchers up to 10 cm tall, 3 cm wide; basal part inflated and ovoid; wings 4 mm wide, fringed with filaments up to 3 mm long. Peristome flattened, up to 4 mm wide, yellowish-green, sometimes flecked with dark red coloration, elevated towards the rear of the pitcher opening to form a neck below the lid; lined with very fine ribs up to 0.1 mm high spaced up to 0.1 mm apart; inner surface without prominent teeth. Upper pitchers up to 10 cm long, 4 cm wide, wholly infundibular, yellowish-green, sometimes with reddish flecks near the mouth; wings reduced to ridges; pitcher lid cordate, up to 3.5 cm long, 4.0 cm wide, lower surface with basal ridge and appendages.

Fernando, E.S., V.B. Amoroso, D.N. Tandang, C.I. Banag, A.B. Lapis, W.S. Gruèzo, F.P. Coritico, F.A. Pollisco Jr., A.M. Palijon, M.D. Ching, F.P. Lansigan, C. Garcia-Francisco, N.M. Lita, A.M. Tagtag, & J.L. De Leon. 2021. Threatened Plants of the Philippines. 147p. Biodiversity Management Bureau, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Quezon City, Philippines. ISBN 978-621-96498-0-3.
Gronemeyer, T., F. Coritico, A. Wistuba, D. Marwinski, T. Gieray, M. Micheler, F.S. Mey, & V. Amoroso. 2014. Four new species of Nepenthes L. (Nepenthaceae) from the central mountains of Mindanao, Philippines. Plants 3: 284–303.
McPherson, S. & V.B. Amoroso. 2011. Field Guide to the Pitcher Plants of the Philippines. 60p. Redfern Natural History Productions Ltd., Poole, Dorset, UK.
Pelser, P.B., J.F. Barcelona, & D.L. Nickrent (eds.). 2011 onwards. Co’s Digital Flora of the Philippines.

pitcher plant
Nepenthes Cecilliae
  • Leaves with a distinct petiole
  • Leaf apex not deeply notched or truncate
  • Lower surface of pitcher lid with basal ridge and appendages
  • Stems stems terete or angular, without wings
  • Upper pitchers widest at or near opening
  • Midribs and/or margins of leaves glabrous
  • Wings on lower pitchers present, to 4-8 mm wide; upper pitchers up to 10 cm long
  • Leaf lamina 6 cm wide; inner surface of peristome without prominent teeth
  • 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