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Heliamphora nutans

Heliamphora nutans is a species of Marsh Pitcher Plant native to Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana, where it grows on several Tepuis, including Roraima, Kukenan, Tramen and Ilu. H. nutans was the first Heliamphora to be described and is the best known species.

Heliamphora nutans was originally discovered in 1839 on Mount Roraima by the two brothers Robert and Richard Schomburgk, although they did not collect samples to return to Europe. In 1881, David Burke was plant-hunting in the same area of British Guiana where he collected specimens of the plant and introduced it to England.


Bentham, G. 1840. Heliamphora nutans. The Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 18: 429432.

Gonzalez, J.M., K. Jaffe & F. Michelangeli 1991. Competition for Prey Between the Carnivorous Bromeliaceae Brocchinia reducta and Sarraceniaceae Heliamphora nutans. Biotropica 23(4B): 602604.

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

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