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Useful Tropical Plants

Nepenthes reinwardtiana

Miq.

Nepenthaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Nepenthes reinwardtiana
Pitchers
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Nepenthes reinwardtiana Nepenthes reinwardtiana

General Information

Nepenthes reinwardtiana is an evergreen, climbing shrub, producing stems up to 10 metres long and scrambling over other plants for support. An insectivorous plant, producing pitcher-like traps at the ends of its leaves into which insects fall and are digested in the fluid at the bottom of the pitcher.
The plant stems are gathered from the wild and used locally for making rope.
The plant has been classified as being of 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2010)[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Recorded from lowland peat-swamp forest, high altitude ridges (sandstone or limestone), or more rarely moss forest. The species is occasionally found on ultrabasic soils. It occurs at elevations from sea level to 1,450 metres[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Properties

Conservation StatusLeast Concern
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Climber
Height10.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of the humid tropics. It grows best in areas where the temperature does not fall below 18°c in the cool season and can go as high as 38°c in the hot season[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
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Requires ample moisture and a humid atmosphere, but also a well-drained soil[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The stems are used for making coarse rope[
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Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
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Propagation

Seed -

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