Nepenthes truncata macfarl.

Terrestrial or epiphytic shrub or climber. Stem terete, 1.5⎼3 cm diameter. Leaves petiolate, thickly coriaceous, sub-rectangular, c. 45 cm long, 22 cm wide, often widest at apex than at base; apex deeply emarginate, retuse, or truncate, margins often wavy; petiole up to 10⎼15 cm long, canaliculate and winged. Lower pitchers up to 24 cm long, 6 cm wide, wholly cylindrical or swollen in basal half and cylindrical towards pitcher mouth. Upper pitchers c. 30 x 10 cm, or larger, cylindrical or swollen and inflated near the base and narrowing to cylindrical or slightly funnel-shaped towards pitcher mouth, without wings, usually yellowish green. Upper pitchers cylindrical, up to 30 cm long, 10 cm wide, wings absent; mouth ovate, oblique. Peristome red or reddish-brown, flattened to 6 cm wide, inner surface with conspicuous teeth. Pitcher lid ovate to triangular, apex acute to rounded, base cordate, lower surface with rounded basal appendage, c. 13 mm high, 12 mm wide, spur 10⎼12 mm long.

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pitcher plant
Nepenthes truncata
  • Leaves with a distinct petiole
  • Leaf apex conspicuosly deeply notched or truncate
  • 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