Nepenthes philippinensis macfarl.

Terrestrial climber. Stem terete, 3.5–5 mm diameter, internodes 2–5 cm long. Leaves without a distinct petiole; lamina oblanceolate-ligulate 14–28 x 1.7–3.6 cm, apex acute, base parallel-sided, clasping the stem, decurrent; longitudinal nerves 4–5 on each side of the midrib. Lower pitchers ovoid-cylindrical. with two fringed wings. Upper pitchers sub-cylindrical, slightly inflated in lower third, 18 x 4 cm, with two ridges 1–2 mm broad, lacking wings with fringed elements. Pitcher mouth oblique, ovate, 3–5 x 1.5–2.5 cm; peristome narrow, rounded, 1.5–2 mm across, usually unevenly flattened, 2.5–8.5 mm wide, ribs 0.3–0.5 mm apart, about 0.1 mm high; teeth absent from inner margin. Lid broadly ovate to suborbicular, 2.6–3.7 x 2.5–3.2 cm, apex rounded or truncate, slightly retuse, base cordate; lower surface lacking appendages; glands scattered, absent from midrib area and marginal 2 mm, crater-like, 0.2–0.3 mm long; spur unbranched, straight or curved, 3–5 x 0.8 mm. Lower and upper pitchers generally yellowish-green, sometimes finely speckled in maroon.

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pitcher plant
Nepenthes philippinensis
  • Leaves without a distinct petiole
  • Upper pitchers not constricted at the middle part, broadest at the base; peristome narrow
  • Inner margins of the peristome without 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