Nepenthes ×trichocarpa

Nepenthes ×trichocarpa

Synonymy

Nepenthes ×trichocarpa Miq., Fl. Ned. Ind. 1(1): 1072. 1858 sec. Cheek & Jebb 2001
    • Type: Sumatra, Sibolga, alt. 0 m, Feb 1856, Teijsmann 532 p.p. (BO).
    • Type: Sumatra, Sibolga, alt. 0 m, Feb 1856, Teijsmann 532 p.p. (L).
    • Type: Sumatra, Sibolga, alt. 0 m, Feb 1856, Teijsmann 532 p.p. (U).
  • =Nepenthes trichocarpa var. erythrosticta Miq. in J. Bot. Neerl. 1(3): 276. 1862 syn. sec. Cheek & Jebb 2001
    • Type: Sumatra, Sibolga, alt. 0 m, Feb 1856, Teijsmann 533 p.p. (BO).
    • Type: Sumatra, Sibolga, alt. 0 m, Feb 1856, Teijsmann 533 p.p. (L).
    • Type: Sumatra, Sibolga, alt. 0 m, Feb 1856, Teijsmann 533 p.p. (U).

Other sources

Miquel, F.A.W. 1862: – J. Bot. Neerl. 1(3): 275, t. 1
Tamin, R. & Hotta, M. 1986 – In: Hotta, M., Diversity and Dynamics of Plant Life in Sumatra: 108
Clarke, C.M. 1997: Nepenthes of Borneo: 150, f. 104
Jebb, M.H.P. & Cheek, M.R. 1997: A skeletal revision of Nepenthes. – Blumea 42(1): 1-106: 87
Danser, B.H. 1928: – Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, sér. 3, 9: 389
Phillipps, A. & Lamb, A.L. 1996: Pitcher Plants of Borneo: 140, f. 75

Description

Nepenthes trichocarpa has sessile leaves which exhibit N. ampullaria-like venation, texture and hairiness, whilst the angular stem, with sub-decurrent leaf bases and the lid with its few, broad-bordered glands are similar to those of N. gracilis. The pitchers are characteristically barrel-shaped and slightly constricted at the mouth.A

Notes

Holttum was the first to suggest that this species was a hybrid between N. ampullaria and N. gracilis. As with N.hookeriana this supposition is based upon the fact that it only occurs in mixed populations of the parent species.
At Bogor several duplicates of Teijsmann’s Sibolga collections exist; of these one duplicate of 532 represents N.trichocarpa, the remaining 2 sheets are N. gracilis. Of 533, one fragmented sheet may be N. gracilis, while the two other sheets are annotated N. trichocarpa var. erythrosticta, characterised by its larger size. Danser (1928) states that the number 532 represents authentic specimens of the var. erythrosticta, however. Without viewing the Utrecht specimens it is impossible to be certain of Miquel’s designation, since Teijsmann’s collections are mixed, and Miquel refers to no numbers in his protologues.A

Distribution (General)

Rare but widespread in Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo.A

Habitat

Nearly always in mixed populations of N. ampullaria and N. gracilis, its putative parents; sea level to 800 m.A

Hybrid parent formula

N. ampullaria × N. gracilisB

Bibliography

A. Cheek, M.R. & Jebb, M.H.P. 2001: Flora Malesiana - Nepenthaceae, Series I, Volume 15
B. Jebb, M.H.P. & Cheek, M.R. 1997: A skeletal revision of Nepenthes. – Blumea 42(1): 1-106

Specimens

CountryDateCollector + collecting numberHerbariaTypeScanDerivatives
1856-02-��Teijsmann 532 p.p.BO, L, U
Citation: Sumatra, Sibolga, alt. 0 m, Feb 1856, Teijsmann 532 p.p.

Specimen summary: BO
Type for: Nepenthes ×trichocarpa Miq.

Specimen summary: L
Type for: Nepenthes ×trichocarpa Miq.

Specimen summary: U
Type for: Nepenthes ×trichocarpa Miq.

1856-02-��Teijsmann 533 p.p.BO, L, U
Citation: Sumatra, Sibolga, alt. 0 m, Feb 1856, Teijsmann 533 p.p.

Specimen summary: BO
Type for: Nepenthes trichocarpa var. erythrosticta Miq.

Specimen summary: L
Type for: Nepenthes trichocarpa var. erythrosticta Miq.

Specimen summary: U
Type for: Nepenthes trichocarpa var. erythrosticta Miq.