Nepenthes truncata is a tropical pitcher plant endemic to the Philippines. It is known from the islands of Dinagat, Leyte, and Mindanao. The species grows at an elevation of 0??"1500 m above sea level.
On September 29, 2006, at the Botanical Gardens in Lyon, France, a Nepenthes truncata was photographed containing the decomposing corpse of a mouse. This incident is the first record ...
of a mammal being successfully trapped in the pitchers of N. truncata. Both N. rajah and N. rafflesiana are known to occasionally catch small mammals in the wild. Wiki
Nepenthes truncata pitcher plant News
I have little interest in rodents eating plants with unattractive flowers, but I'm intrigued by plants that eat mice, whether or not they have showy blooms.
In this case the plant is Nepenthes truncata, one of the world's bigger pitcher plants. The mouse is a house mouse but that's not the point of this post. Let's just say the pitchers on this pitcher plant are large enough to ??" and have been proven to ??" catch a mouse. Whether the plant really wants such a large mammal in its digestive system is unclear.
We grow a single specimen of Nepenthes truncata in our dinky Tropical Glasshous ...
Here is one more good reason to protect our forests: The Philippines now holds the record with the most diverse species of pitcher plants (Nepenthes) in the world, topping competitors, such as Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
With more than 53 different pitcher-plant species having been recorded so far, the Philippines may now lay claim to the title as the "center of diversity of Nepenthes," an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said.
Director Theresa Mundita S. Lim of the DENR's Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) is urging Filipino botanist ...