strange Nepenthes

Jan Schlauer (
Mon, 12 Dec 1994 11:49:38 +0100

Dear Perry and Matthew,

Nice to hear from you, again.

>We have also got some peculiar species in the Philippines which inhabit
>grassland or savanna type habitats.

Which species?

>(...) the leaves and pitchers being all but hidden under the remaining

I have heared (SAUER, pers. comm.) that _N.vieillardii_ has some growth
forms in New Caledonia with the pitchers almost completely buried in the
soil on the forest floor. Allegedly, these plants have only little
chlorophyll, appearing "saprophytic" (a "holo-carnivore" ?!!).

Other unusual observations, anyone?

Kind regards