Nepenthes macrophylla

Nepenthes macrophylla


Nepenthes macrophylla (Marabini) Jebb & Cheek in Blumea 42(1): 58. 1997 sec. Cheek & Jebb 2001
    • Holotype: Borneo, Sabah, Mt Trus Madi, alt. 2500 m, 1983, J. Marabini 2167/48 (ER)1
    • Isotype: Borneo, Sabah, Mt Trus Madi, alt. 2500 m, 1983, J. Marabini 2167/48 (M)1
  • 1. n.v. for M. Cheek & M. Jebb, Flora Malesiana - Nepenthaceae, Series I, Volume 15. 2001
  • =Nepenthes edwardsiana subsp. macrophylla Marabini in Mitt. Bot. Staatssamml. Münch. 23: 427. 1987 syn. sec. Cheek & Jebb 2001

Other sources

Phillipps, A. & Lamb, A.L. 1996: Pitcher Plants of Borneo: 101, f. 54
Clarke, C. M. 1997: Nepenthes of Borneo. – Kota Kinabalu: Natural History Publications: 99, f. 67
Nepenthes edwardsiana H.Low ex Hook.f.: Phillipps, A. & Lamb, A.L. 1988: – Nature Malaysiana 13(4): 21 (as Nepenthes edwardsiana H.Low ex Hook.f.)


As for N. edwardsiana, but leaf blade larger, to 35(-60) by 12(-20) cm. Upper pitchers semi-woody, shortly cylindrical, slightly constricted at the midpoint, 22-28 cm long, 6.5-8.5 cm wide at base and apex, 6-7 cm wide at midpoint; peristome ribs shallower, 1(-3) mm high, 5-8 mm apart; lid larger, 9-12 by 9-10.5 cm. Inflorescence 38-78 cm long; peduncle 15-23 cm long, 0.4 cm diam. at the base; partial peduncles 1-flowered, pedicels ± 250, 15-16 mm long; bracts 1-2 mm long, 1-5 mm from main axis; tepals elliptic, 5-6 by 3 mm; androphore 3-4 mm long; anther head 1.5-2 by 2-2.5 mm. Colour of pitcher suffused dull red, peristome glossy dark red, inner pitcher surface pale green, lid red above, green below, inflorescence dull reddish brown and green.A


The leaves of N. edwardsiana reach a maximum size of about 20 by 6 cm, whilst the smaller blades of N. macrophylla start at 35 by 12 cm. It is also distinct from N. edwardsiana, by its shorter, more ventricose pitcher, which is narrowed in its upper 1/3, and by its relatively larger lid.A


A hybrid with N. lowii has been named Nepenthes x trusmadiensis Marabini.A

Distribution (General)

Borneo: Sabah (Mt Trus Madi); type collection only.A


Moss forest, ridge-tops, probably on sandstone; 2200-2400 m.A


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


CountryDateCollector + collecting numberHerbariaTypeScanDerivatives
1983Marabini, J. 2167/48ER, M
Citation: Borneo, Sabah, Mt Trus Madi, alt. 2500 m, 1983, J. Marabini 2167/48

Specimen summary: ER
Holotype of Nepenthes macrophylla (Marabini) Jebb & Cheek

Specimen summary: M
Isotype of Nepenthes macrophylla (Marabini) Jebb & Cheek