But certain insects have somehow managed to educate their larv to resist the gastric juices of nepenthes.
Theodore Zwinger, Sprengel, and others have supposed that the nepenthes of Homer was opium.
I am delighted to hear that you are at work on nepenthes, and I hope that you will have good luck.
The wonderful Pitcher-plants, forming the genus nepenthes of botanists, here reach their greatest development.
One of the broad sort, nepenthes rajah, will hold two quarts of water in its pitcher.
Another, nepenthes Edwardsiania, has a narrow pitcher twenty inches long; while the plant itself grows to a length of twenty feet.
Daun gundi or tabung bru (nepenthes destillatoria) can scarcely be termed a flower, but is a very extraordinary climbing plant.
He also found quantities of a pitcher plant, nepenthes (which lives mainly on insects caught in its pitchers).
Among the botanical productions nepenthes destillatoria, the famous pitcher-plant of the East, deserves mention.
The leaf of nepenthes (Fig. 175) combines three structures and uses.
1570s, nepenthes, from Greek nepenthes, from ne- "no, not" (see un-) + penthos "pain, grief," from PIE *kwent(h)- "to suffer" (see pathos). A drug of Egypt mentioned in the "Odyssey" as capable of banishing grief or trouble from the mind. The -s is a proper part of the word, but likely was mistaken in English as a plural affix and dropped.