Heliamphora folliculata
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Sarraceniaceae
Genus: Heliamphora
Species:
H. folliculata
Binomial name
Heliamphora folliculata
Wistuba, Harbarth & Carow (2001)[1]

Heliamphora folliculata (Latin: folliculatus = having follicles) is a species of Marsh Pitcher Plant endemic to the Aparaman group of tepuis in Venezuela. It grows on all four mountains: Aparaman Tepui, Murosipan Tepui, Tereke Tepui and Kamakeiwaran Tepui.

The nectar spoon of this species, which bears giant extrafloral nectaries within its internal chamber, may have evolved to prevent rain from washing away the energetically costly nectar produced by the plant.[2]

References

  1. ^ Wistuba, A., P. Harbarth & T. Carow (December 2001). Heliamphora folliculata, a new species of Heliamphora (Sarraceniaceae) from the ‘Los Testigos’ table mountains in the south of Venezuela. Carnivorous Plant Newsletter 30(4): 120–125.
  2. ^ Płachno, B.J., P. Świątek & A. Wistuba 2007. The giant extra-floral nectaries of carnivorous Heliamphora folliculata: architecture and ultrastructure. Acta Biologica Cracoviensia Series Botanica 49(2): 91–104.

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