Nepenthes mindanoensis s.kurata

Terrestrial climber. Leaves petiolate, lamina elliptic to lanceolate c. 25 cm long, 6 cm wide; midrib on leaf lower surface and margins hairy; the petiole to 10 cm long, distinctly canaliculate. Lower pitchers up to 15 cm tall, 3.5 cm wide, ovoid or globose at the base, narrowing to cylindrical or funnel-shaped towards the mouth; wings up to 10 mm wide. Upper pitchers 26 cm long, 6 cm wide, similar to lower pitchers, widest at base or as wide at base and near mouth; usually creamy white or yellowish-green, often mottled with dark red or purple blotches. Peristome 3-10 mm wide, narrow and cylindrical, but flattened and expanded at the sides near the lid; ribs to 0.5 mm high; inner edges with teeth. Pitcher lid elliptic or ovate, often with a cordate or truncate base; spur 1.2 cm long, unbranched.

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pitcher plant
Nepenthes Mindanaoensis
  • 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 base or equally wide at base and near opening
  • Petioles canaliculate
  • Midribs and/or margins of leaves hairy
  • Lid of pitcher not domed, 5-6 cm wide
  • Pitchers with fringed wings
  • 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