Nepenthes talaandig

Nepenthes talaandig

Synonymy

Nepenthes talaandig Gronem., Coritico, Wistuba, Micheler, Marwinski, Gieray & V.B.Amoroso in Plants (Basel) 3(2): 292 (-294, fig. 3). 2014 sec. Cheek & Jebb 2001
    • Type: Philippines, Mindanao Island, Bukidnon Province, Pantaron mountain range, trail from Sitio Mahayag (Barangay St. Peter, Malaybalay City) to Sitio Balaudo, 15.08.2012, T. Gronemeyer and F. Coritico, holotype CMUH00008624, Central Mindanao University Herbarium (CMUH)

Description

The stem is up to 8 m long, cylindrical in the cross-section and 7–8 mm in diameter. The internode length is 3.5–6 cm.
Leaves of the climbing stem are elliptic, up to 35 cm long and 4.5 cm wide, with four equally distributed longitudinal veins on each side of the midrib and numerous pinnate veins running obliquely towards the leaf margins. The apex of the lamina is acute, the base attenuate and forming a narrow-winged petiole 6 cm in length that clasps one third of the stem. Pitchers are on tendrils 16–20 cm long.
Lower pitchers are bulbous or ovate, 10 cm tall and 5 cm wide. The pitcher narrows slightly towards the opening. Wings are up to 7 mm wide, fringed with filaments up to 7 mm long and run down the front of the trap. The pitcher opening is at a prominent angle, up to 3.5 cm wide and acuminates towards the lid. The peristome is flattened, up to 1.5 cm wide and crenellated. It extends into a neck towards the lid and is densely lined with ribs approximately 1 mm high. The lid is ovate to cordate, up to 5.5 cm long and 5 cm wide, with glands evenly distributed across the lower surface. A rounded, triangular appendage up to 3 mm long, sitting on a keel, is present on the underside of the lid. The spur is branched and up to 6 mm long. The exterior of the lower pitchers is rusty red to violet, with narrow blotches of reddish purple. The interior of the pitcher is white and sometimes lined with angular blotches of purple. The peristome is dark red and not striped.
Rosette pitchers, which are squatter and considerably smaller than the lower pitchers, have been observed in situ on young plants. In all other respects, they resemble the lower pitchers.
Upper pitchers are slender, around 20 cm long and 7 cm wide. The bottom third of the trap is slightly inflated. The pitcher narrows towards a cylindrical middle section before it widens towards the oblique pitcher opening; the latter being 4.5 cm wide. Wings are reduced to ribs throughout. The peristome is not crenellated, is cylindrical to flattened, up to 1.2 cm wide and extends into a short neck. The color of the peristome is yellow with discrete stripes of red. The lid is ovate to orbicular with a diameter of 4 cm. A prominent triangular appendage of 2.5 mm on a keel is present; the spur is 6 mm long and branched. The upper pitchers are colored yellowish-green, often with red speckles or blotches. The pitcher interior is cream-colored without blotches.
The inflorescence is a panicle, composed of a rachis up to 40 cm long sitting on a 20-cm scape.
It bears branched two-flowered partial peduncles 5 mm long. Bracts are present.
Indumentum is sparse, if present at all.A

Conservation

Assessed as VU (vulnerable) according to the IUCN Red List criteria.A

Distribution (General)

Philippines, Mindanao Island, Bukidnon Province, Pantaron mountain range.A

Etymology

The specific epithet was chosen to acknowledge the indigenous tribe of the Talaandig. N. talaandig occurs on the ancestral territory of the Talaandig communities of east Bukidnon.A

Habitat

Most observed populations occur terrestrially on ultramafic soil in clearings and on bright ridges in lower montane forest, at altitudes around 1,000 m. A

Bibliography

A. Gronemeyer, T., Coritico, F., Wistuba, A., Marwinski, D., Gieray, T., Micheler, M., Mey, F.S. & Amoroso, V.B. 2014: Four New Species of Nepenthes L. (Nepenthaceae) from the Central Mountains of Mindanao, Philippines. – Plants (Basel) 3(2): 284-303

Specimens

CountryDateCollector + collecting numberHerbariaTypeScanDerivatives
Philippines, Mindanao Island, Bukidnon Province, Pantaron mountain range, trail from Sitio Mahayag (Barangay St. Peter, Malaybalay City) to Sitio Balaudo, 15.08.2012, T. Gronemeyer and F. Coritico, holotype CMUH00008624, Central Mindanao University Herbarium (CMUH)
Citation: No Citation available. This specimen either has no or multiple field units.