Nepenthes copelandii merrill ex macfarl.

Terrestrial or epiphytic climber. Stems terete. Leaves petiolate, lamina linear, up to 28 cm long, 6 cm wide, apex acute or obtuse, base attenuate; midrib on lower surface with appressed hairs; petiole canaliculate, up to 7 cm long, winged. Lower pitchers 26 cm long, 5.5 cm wide; basal part ovoid, variously inflated, becoming cylindrical and infundibular towards the pitcher opening. Peristome cylindrical, up to 1.2 cm wide, yellow, red or purple; lined with ribs to 1 mm high, 1.5 mm apart, may be expanded at the sides of the pitcher mouth; inner surface without conspicuous teeth. Upper pitchers up to 12 cm tall, 4.5 cm wide, wholly infundibular, strongly elongated; wings reduced to narrow ridges. Lid elliptic-ovate, 4.5 cm long, 4 cm wide, both the upper and lower surfaces may be yellow, orange, or red, often with darker blotches; the lower surface with basal ridge and appendage; spur unbranched, 1.2 cm long.

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pitcher plant
Nepenthes copelandii
  • 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 hairy
  • Petiole long, up to 7 cm
  • 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