Photography Rod Kruger © copyright 2004
Nepenthes sibuyanensis is endemic to the Island of Sibuyan, located in the Philippines Archipelago. Growing in open highland vegetation on steep hillsides, the tendrils reach down into the shady understorey of the stunted surrounding vegetation, where they open up hidden from plain view. Pitchers have a slight similarity to N. ventricosa, but are much larger and do not have the prominent waist. The pitchers are squat and plump, reaching impressive dimensions. Nectar glands are prevalent all over this species, including external pitcher walls and the underside of leaves, being easily seen as conspicuous black dots.
ELEVATION: 1200-2000 meters
SCALE: 1-5 (1-easy, 5-challenging)
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