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Nepenthes attenboroughii (Attenborough's pitcher plant)

Wikipedia Abstract

Nepenthes attenboroughii (/nᵻˈpɛnθiːz ˌætᵻnˈbɜːri.aɪ/ or /ˌætᵻnbəˈroʊɡi.aɪ/), or Attenborough's pitcher plant, is a montane species of carnivorous pitcher plant of the genus Nepenthes. It is named after the celebrated broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough, who is a keen enthusiast of the genus. The species is characterised by its large and distinctive bell-shaped lower and upper pitchers and narrow, upright lid. The type specimen of N. attenboroughii was collected on the summit of Mount Victoria, an ultramafic mountain in central Palawan, the Philippines.
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Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
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Top 100 Endangered [1]  Yes



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1Baillie, J.E.M. & Butcher, E. R. (2012) Priceless or Worthless? The world’s most threatened species. Zoological Society of London, United Kingdom.
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