Nepenthes glabrata (Gunung Katopasa, Sulawesi)
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One of the most beautiful and mostly underestimated pitcher plant species.
The lower pitchers of Nepenthes glabrata are mostly rather dark with light cream spots and yellowish peristome. The shape is very bulbous and the pitcher opening usually oval.
The real eye-catcher of this species are the spectacular upper pitchers. They are funnel-shaped with a cream-coloured, almost white ground colour. The whole body of the pitcher and sometimes also the wings are covered with intense dark red spots. This gives a very strong contrast!
A very attractive, small species, which can be found in-situ at 1600-2100 m.a.s.l. in Sulawesi.
With these impressive upper pitchers Nepenthes glabrata definitely belongs to my favourite species!