Nepenthes

Definition of Nepenthes

Ne`pen´thes
n.1.Same as Nepenthe.
2.(Bot.) A genus of climbing plants found in tropical areas of India, Malaya, Australia, etc., which have the leaves prolonged into a kind of stout tendril terminating in a pitcherlike appendage, whence the plants are often called pitcher plants and monkey-cups. There are about thirty species, of which the best known is Nepenthes distillatoria. See Pitcher plant.

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dicot genus, family Nepenthaceae, genus Nepenthes, magnoliopsid genus, Nepenthaceae, tropical pitcher plant
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