Re: Nepenthes

Jan Schlauer (
Wed, 4 Oct 1995 12:21:32 +0100

Dear Edward Gilding,

>I was going to the Phillipines (S. Luzon <specificly Legaspi and Los Banos>
>along to Palawan<to El Nido, Sabang and Mt Pulgar, we'll stay on the
>northern end>).

*Are* you going or *were* you going to the Phil.s?
This small detail is of outstanding importance (at least for me). If you
still intend to go there, especially to Palawan, Mt. Pulgar, please forget
the other (rather widespread, at least in cultivation) species, and please,
please focus entirely or at least mainly on _Nepenthes deaniana_ which has
its type locality on Mt. Pulgar and has AFAIK not been reported/collected
from any other spot on this beloved planet. Any information, pictures, or
material of this species (one of the least known in the whole genus,
perhaps after _N.campanulata_) would be *very* welcome. Thanks in advance
for any help in this respect.

To answer your questions:

>I wanted to know where one can find Nepenthes sp.,
>specificly N. truncata, N. bellii, and (most anticipated) N. merilliana

_N.truncata_ and _N.merrilliana_ seem to be rather widespread on Mindanao
(_N.merrilliana_ also elsewhere on Phil. and Celebes), a promising locality
would be Dinagat, Surigao del Norte Province, Mindanao (type locality of

_N.bellii_ has (I think) been found on Mindanao only. It was collected from
between Hayangobon & Carrascar, and the E slope of Mt.Legaspi.

If you need additional information, I could try to provide some references.

>PS, where can I find the actual desc. for N. xiphioides?

In Carnivorous Plant Newsletter, Vol. 24, No. 3, September 1995.

Kind regards