International Carnivorous Plant Society

An account of Nepenthes of Vietnam

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The only known location of Nepenthes thorelii, Lo Go-Xa Mat National Park, Tay Ninh Province, Vietnam. Photo by Richard Nunn.


There are currently three recognized Nepenthes species found in Vietnam: Nepenthes thorelii, Nepenthes mirabilis, and Nepenthes smilesii have been officially recorded, and Nepenthes kampotiana is thought to have populations in Vietnam, although has never been officially recorded.

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Species covered in the article:

Nepenthes kampotiana
Nepenthes mirabilis
Nepenthes smilesii
Nepenthes thorelii

Richard Nunn and Chiem Nguyen Anh Vu. 2016. An account of the Nepenthes species of Vietnam. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 45(3):93-101.

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CPN Volume 1 Number 1

Two lower pitchers of the recently rediscovered and critically endangered Nepenthes thorelii at its only known location in Lo Go-Xa Mat National Park on the Vietnam-Cambodia border. Photo by Richard Nunn.