Pitcher Plant (Napenthes edwardsiana), Mount Kinabalu National Park, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia
Pitcher Plants (Nepenthes tentaculata), Mount Kinabalu National Park, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia
Nepenthes (/nɨˈpɛnθiːz/), popularly known as tropical pitcher plants or monkey cups, is a genus of carnivorous plants in the monotypic family Nepenthaceae. The genus comprises roughly 140 species, and numerous natural and many cultivated hybrids. They are mostly liana-forming plants of the Old World tropics, ranging from South China, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines; westward to Madagascar (two species) and the Seychelles (one); southward to Australia (three) and New Caledonia (one); and northward to India (one)...