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Heliamphora chimantensis


Heliamphora chimantensis (after Chimanta Tepui) is a species of Marsh Pitcher Plant endemic to Chimanta Tepui in Venezuela. Interestingly, it is more closely related to the southern growing H. tatei and H. neblinae than any of the other species found in the Gran Sabana. All other species known from this region have between 10 and 15 anthers, while H. tatei, H. neblinae and H. chimantensis have around 20. However, the anthers of H. tatei and the closely related H. neblinae (once thought to be a variety of the former) are 7-9 mm long, while those of H. chimantensis only reach 5 mm in length.

References

McPherson, S. 2007. Pitcher Plants of the Americas. The McDonald & Woodward Publishing Company, Blacksburg, Virginia.

Wistuba, A., T. Carow & P. Harbarth 2002. Heliamphora chimantensis, a New Species of Heliamphora (Sarraceniaceae) from the Macizo de Chimanta in the South of Venezuela. Carnivorous Plant Newsletter 31(3): 7882.

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