Nepenthes rafflesiana

Nepenthes rafflesiana (/nɪˈpɛnθz ræˌflziˈɑːnə/; after Stamford Raffles), or Raffles' pitcher-plant, is a species of tropical pitcher plant. It has a very wide distribution covering Borneo, Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, and Singapore. Nepenthes rafflesiana is extremely variable, with numerous forms and varieties described. In Borneo alone, there are at least three distinct varieties. The giant form of this species produces enormous pitchers rivalling those of N. rajah in size.

Nepenthes rafflesiana
Nepenthes rafflesiana squat2.jpg
Nepenthes rafflesiana from Borneo.
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Nepenthaceae
Genus: Nepenthes
N. rafflesiana
Binomial name
Nepenthes rafflesiana
Jack (1835)
  • Nepenthes hookeriana
    Low (1848) nom.nud.
  • Nepenthes kookeriana
    Low ex Becc. (1886) sphalm.typogr.
  • Nepenthes nigropurpurea
    (Mast.) Mast. (1882)
  • Nepenthes raflesea
    Rafarin (1869) sphalm.typogr.
  • Nepenthes sanderi
    Hort. (1908) sphalm.typogr.
  • Nepenthes sanderiana
    Burb. (1904)
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