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Pitcher Plant

Nepenthes deaniana

Description:

This Nepenthes deaniana Pitcher plant is endemic to Philippines, specifically to the island of Palawan and even then, to a small area of a mountain range known as Thum's Peak of Mt. Pulgar. This Spotting was not at Thumb's Peak but at at peak, next to it. Pictures shows the Pitchers in different stages, when new, its green in colour and when the pitcher opens up, it turns red.

Habitat:

Montane forest in a limited areas of Palawan island, at the altitude range of 1,100 - 1,300 masl.


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11 Comments

AlbertKang
AlbertKang a week ago

Thanks, @Daniele for another SOTD :)

Thanks too, @Leuba, @Leana and @DrNamgyal for your kind words and support :)

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa a week ago

Congrats Albert for the SOTD!

Congrats Albert for this SOTD and also for summiting Thumb Peak of Mt. Pulgar!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a week ago

Congratulations !

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a week ago

Congratulations Albert, your pitcher plant is our Spotting of the Day! It is also the first occurrence for this species on Project Noah.

"Endemic to just the summit region of Thumb Peak on the island of Palawan in the Philippines, this pitcher plant (Nepenthes deaniana) is our Spotting of the Day! The Philippine archipelago is home to a number Nepenthes species, most of which are endemic. The archipelago is the third richest region for Nepenthes diversity, following Sumatra and Borneo. The majority of these species are known from one or just a few closely located mountain tops. This level of endemism is thought to be caused by vicariance within the territories occupied by Nepenthes. In biogeography, vicariance refers to the separation or division of a group of organisms by a geographic barrier, such as a mountain or a body of water, resulting in differentiation of the original group into new varieties or species".

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DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa a week ago

Great spotting and photography!

AlbertKang
AlbertKang a week ago

Thanks, @Leuba :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a week ago

very nice !

AlbertKang
AlbertKang a week ago

Thanks, @Daniele & @Brian38 :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a week ago

Great find Albert!

Brian38
Brian38 a week ago

Nice pics Albert! These plants are so interesting!

Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines

Lat: 10.00, Long: 118.72

Spotted on Jun 27, 2018
Submitted on Jul 7, 2018

Spotted for mission

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