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Typification and redelimitation of Nepenthes alata with notes on the N. alata group, and N. negros sp. nov. from the Philippines
Article first published online: 22 AUG 2013
© Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 2013
Nordic Journal of Botany
Volume 31, Issue 5, pages 616–622, October 2013
How to Cite
Cheek, M. and Jebb, M. (2013), Typification and redelimitation of Nepenthes alata with notes on the N. alata group, and N. negros sp. nov. from the Philippines. Nordic Journal of Botany, 31: 616–622. doi: 10.1111/j.1756-1051.2012.00099.x
- Issue published online: 14 OCT 2013
- Article first published online: 22 AUG 2013
- Paper manuscript accepted 6 December 2012
In the course of studies to typify what has been regarded as the most widespread and common of the endemic Philippines species of Nepenthes, N. alata Blanco, we were able to review the morphological variation in what we previously regarded as a polymorphic species. This led us to redelimit that species in a narrower sense, to resurrect N. graciliflora Elmer, and to recognise N. negros sp. nov., here assessed as ‘Critically Endangered’ (CR) using the IUCN standard. The Nepenthes alata group is characterised and a key to its species is provided.