Nepenthes

Article

May 28, 2022

Nepenthes (scientific name: Nepenthes ampullaria) is a plant in the Nepenthes genus. which has evolved differently from other species in the same genus that are predatory plants Nepenthes may also be called organic carnivorous plants from the fallen leaves that enter the interior of its pots. It can be found in Borneo, Maluku Islands, New Guinea, West Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra and Thailand.

Botanical characteristics

Nepenthes (N. ampullaria) has a unique pot shape. and growing characteristics of different pots Makes it easy to separate from other Nepenthes in the genus. Francis Ernest Lloyd, a US botanist. have translated Goethe's morphological writings Wilhelm Troll's 1932 Goethe-Botanical Record of this plant states: "I accidentally found N. ampullaria among other swamp plants on the island of Siberut on the west coast of Sumatra. There are so many of them everywhere that I can't take my eyes off. Its pots were lined up along the vine. densely clustered how amazing Even on the mossy-covered ground, its cauldron had sprung up. It is like an unforgettable carpet.” Nepenthes is a creeper. Light brown stems can climb up to 15 meters tall, with soft brown hairs along the stems and leaves. When they are young they are denser and less as they grow. Leaves simple, oval, green, 25 cm long, 6 cm wide, spirally arranged, smooth margins, vertically up to 15 cm long, inflorescences are densely branched. Flowering from October to January. Fruits/pods are oval or capsule-like and