Nepenthes sumagaya cheek

Terrestrial climber. Stems terete, to 8 mm in diameter. Leaves petiolate, spathulate-ovate, 10 cm long, 3.5 cm wide, with 1–2 longitudinal veins on each side of the midrib; petiole winged, to 1 cm wide, decurrently young leaves often brown-hairy. Lower pitchers not known. Upper pitchers 10–15 cm high, 3 cm wide, mostly cylindrical, sightly infundibular in basal third, and distinctly contracted below the mouth; wings reduced to ridges. Peristome yellowish green, with numerous red stripes, cylindrical and approximately 4 mm wide; pitcher mouth is round; lid 3 x 3.5 cm, orbicular, yellowish, with red blotches; spur 3 mm long, unbranched.

Cheek, M. 2014. Nomen novum Nepenthes. Planta Carnivora 36(2): 44–45.
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.
Pelser, P.B., J.F. Barcelona, & D.L. Nickrent (eds.). 2011 onwards. Co’s Digital Flora of the Philippines.

pitcher plant
Nepenthes Sumagaya
  • 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 not canaliculate, broad
  • Leaves 10-24 cm long; peristome to 5 mm wide
  • Mouth of pitcher orbicular; outer surface of pitcher near mouth glabrous
  • 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