Nepenthes × ventrata

Nepenthes × ventrata (/nɪˈpɛnθz vɛnˈtrɑːtə/; a blend of ventricosa and alata) is a natural hybrid involving N. alata and N. ventricosa. Like its two parent species, it is endemic to the Philippines. The name was originally published in the Carnivorous Plant Newsletter in 1979.[1]

Nepenthes × ventrata
Pitcher Plant (Nepenthes × ventrata).jpg
Nepenthes × ventrata in cultivation.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Nepenthaceae
Genus: Nepenthes
N. × ventrata
Binomial name
Nepenthes × ventrata
Hort. ex Fleming (1979) nom.nud.

Nepenthes × ventrata is one of the most common tissue cultured Nepenthes plants, although it is often mislabelled as Nepenthes alata.[2] It is relatively easy to grow indoors and is usually the first tropical pitcher plant seen by consumers due to its availability in many garden shops and home centres.

The cultivar N. 'LeeAnn Marie' is a later synonym of N. × ventrata, although the name is not established as it was not validly published.[3]


  1. ^ Fleming, R. 1979. "Hybrid Nepenthes" (PDF). (626 KiB) Carnivorous Plant Newsletter 8(1): 10–12.
  2. ^ Catalano, M. 2009. Nepenthes. In: Growing Carnivores — an Italian perspective. Prague. pp. 50–57.
  3. ^ Schlauer, J. N.d. Nepenthes 'LeeAnn Marie' Archived 2010-09-25 at the Wayback Machine. Carnivorous Plant Database.

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