NEPENTHES: TUMBUHAN PEMAKAN SERANGGA YANG MENARIK DI KEBUN RAYA BATAM

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Yupi Isnaini
Hartutiningsih M Siregar

Abstract

Member of the genus Nepenthaceae, especially Nepenthes are commonly known as the tropical pitcher plants, the Asian pitcher plants or monkey cups. Being one of the diversity center of pitcher plant, more than 130 species of Nepenthes are found in Indonesia, including their natural hybrid. Nepenthes ampullaria, N. gracilis, N. × hookeriana, N. rafflesiana, N. reinwardtiana, and N. × trichocarpa were collected from Batam island and surrounding area in Riau island province as a result of exploration program. Nepenthes × hookeriana and N. × trichocarpa are two of the natural hybrid while N. ampullaria, N. gracilisN. rafflesiana, and N. trichocarpa have been growing very well naturally in Batam Botanic Gardens. They were all cultivated in Batam Botanic Gardens for further conservation use and development in the future.

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