Nepenthes sumatrana (Sipogas, Sumatra)
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It is endemic to North and West Sumatra and unfortunately critically endangered.
The yellowish to red lower pitchers are extremely bulbous or cup-shaped with a broad pitcher base and can grow up to 20 cm tall and 10 cm wide (!) The peristome is broadly open and intensely red-yellow striped with prominent elevation between the broad wings.
The upper pitchers can grow up to 30 cm tall and 15 cm wide and are extremely funnel-shaped with the same elevation in the peristome, similar to that found in N. rafflesiana. The upper pitchers are usually orange-red and continue to show the intense peristome. Tendrils in this species can grow up to 60 cm long.
An absolutely impressive and rare species for anyone with a lowland setup with enough space.