English Name: Pitcher plant
Scientific name: Nepenthes khasiana Hock.
Bangla/Local name: ‘Kolshi pata’
Taxonomic Position (According to Cronquist, 1981)
Botanical Description of Pitcher Plant
Habit: Epiphytic climber
Root: Tap root
Stem: cylindrical, short, stout
Leaf: Sessile, alternate, amplexicaul, leaf tip converted into pitcher like structure
Flower: small, regular, unisexual, stigma discoid in female flower
Economic Importance: Stems are used locally for basket making and as a type of cordage.
The plant is also used as ornamental and aesthetic virtue