Nepenthes

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Nepenthes
A rosette plant o N. peltata growin on Munt Hamiguitan, Mindanao, the Philippines
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Nepenthaceae
Dumort. (1829)
Genus: Nepenthes
L. (1753)
Species

See below or separate leet.

Diversity
138+ species[1]
Synonyms

Nepenthes (/nɨˈpɛnθz/), popularly kent as tropical pitcher plants or monkey cups, is a genus o carnivorous plants in the monotypic faimily Nepenthaceae. The genus comprises roughly 140 species, an numerous naitural an mony cultivatit hybrids. Thay are maistly liana-fairmin plants o the Auld Warld tropics, rangin frae Sooth Cheenae, Indonesie, Malaysie an the Philippines; wastward tae Madagascar (twa species) an the Seychelles (ane); soothward tae Australie (three) an New Caledon (ane); an northward tae Indie (ane) an Sri Lanka (ane). The greatest diversity occurs on Borneo an Sumatra, wi mony endemic species. Mony are plants o het, humid, lawland aureas, but the majority are tropical montane plants, receivin warm days but cuil tae cauld, humid nichts year roond. A few are considered tropical alpine, wi cuil days an nichts near freezin. The name "monkey cups" refers tae the fact that monkeys hae been observed drinkin rainwatter frae these plants.

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  1. McPherson, S.R. 2011. New Nepenthes: Volume One. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole.

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