Cheek, M. R. & Jebb, M. H. P. 2001: Flora Malesiana - Nepenthaceae, Series I, Volume 15. – Leiden: Nationaal Herbarium Nederland, Universiteit Leiden branch

TitleFlora Malesiana - Nepenthaceae, Series I, Volume 15
AuthorshipCheek, M. R. & Jebb, M. H. P.
PublisherNationaal Herbarium Nederland, Universiteit Leiden branch
Date published2001
IsbnISBN 90-71236-49-8


Flora Malesiana. Series I, Volume 15 (2001) iv + 1–157, published by the Nationaal Herbarium Nederland, Universiteit Leiden branch, The Netherlands, under the auspices of Foundation Flora Malesiana. ISBN 90-71236-49-8 Contains the taxonomic revision of one family, Nepenthaceae, for Malesia, i.e. the area covering the countries Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Singapore, the Philippines, and Papua New Guinea. Martin Cheek & Matthew Jebb, Nepenthaceae, pp. 1–157*. A palaeotropical family of lianas, shrubs and herbs, with a single genus, Nepenthes. There are 83 species of the family in the Malesian area, including three nothospecies and one little known species. Most of the species are cultivated and traded across the world as ornamental plants with curiosity value. Locally in Malesia, some species are used for cooking specialist rice dishes, for medicinal uses or for making rope. The introductory part consists of chapters on distribution, fossils, habitat and ecology, reproductive biology, morphology and anatomy, pitcher function, cytotaxonomy, conservation, taxonomy, uses, collecting notes, and spot characters. Regional keys to the species are given. These are based largely on vegetative characters. For each species full references, synonymy, descriptions, ecology, distribution, notes on diagnostic characters and relationships with other species are presented. Species are arranged alphabetically. This treatment is illustrated with 19 full-page line drawings. Index to scientific plant names of taxa treated in this volume (accepted names and synonyms) on pp. 159–161. Lists of revised families in Flora Malesiana on pp. 163–164. * Desk-editing: C.G.G. Baak; Digital imaging: B.N. Kieft.