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Plants 2016, 5(2), 23;

Two New Nepenthes Species from the Philippines and an Emended Description of Nepenthes ramos

Institute of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, Ulm University, 89081 Ulm, Germany
0309 Purok 1C, Barangay Longos, Kalayaan, Laguna 4020, Philippines
Grotstraat 68, B-2990 Wuustwezel, Belgium
Ecotourism Park and Botanic Gardens, Northwestern University, Laoag City 2900, Philippines
Friedhofweg 4, 88437 Maselheim, Germany
3 Rue Frédéric Chopin, 59320 Haubourdin, France
Center for Biodiversity Research and Extension in Mindanao (CEBREM), Central Mindanao University, University Town, Musuan 8710, Philippines
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: Eleftherios P. Eleftheriou
Received: 24 February 2016 / Revised: 6 April 2016 / Accepted: 28 April 2016 / Published: 6 May 2016
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With 50 species of the genus Nepenthes L. currently described from the Philippines, it is without doubt that the country, along with the islands of Sumatra (Indonesia) and Borneo (Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei), should be considered the center of diversity of the genus. In this work, we describe two new species. One species, N. aenigma sp. nov., is from Ilocos Norte province on Luzon Island and has the—for Nepenthes—unusual ecological preference to grow in dense vegetation in deep shade. The other new species is from Mount Hamiguitan in Davao Oriental province on Mindanao Island. With this new entry, Mount Hamiguitan is now home to four endemic species (N. peltata, N. micramphora, N. hamiguitanensis, N. justinae sp. nov.). Furthermore, we provide an emended description of N. ramos based on field data. Nepenthes kurata is synonymized here with N. ramos. View Full-Text
Keywords: carnivorous pitcher plants; Nepenthes; Ilocos Norte; Mount Hamiguitan; Philippines carnivorous pitcher plants; Nepenthes; Ilocos Norte; Mount Hamiguitan; Philippines

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Gronemeyer, T.; Suarez, W.; Nuytemans, H.; Calaramo, M.; Wistuba, A.; Mey, F.S.; Amoroso, V.B. Two New Nepenthes Species from the Philippines and an Emended Description of Nepenthes ramos. Plants 2016, 5, 23.

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