any of various tropical Asian and Australian pitcher plants of the genus Nepenthes, having leaves usually in the form of cylindrical tubes.
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Others are surprising without qualification, like nepenthes, which dangle a water jug at the tip of every leaf.The Woodlands Orchids | Frederick Boyle
He also found quantities of a pitcher plant, nepenthes (which lives mainly on insects caught in its pitchers).
But certain insects have somehow managed to educate their larv to resist the gastric juices of nepenthes.
But, in nepenthes, there is also a distinct secretion which digests 345 the bodies of the drowning insects.
I am delighted to hear that you are at work on nepenthes, and I hope that you will have good luck.More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II | Charles Darwin