Pitcher plant

Pitcher plant

English Name: Pitcher plant

Scientific name: Nepenthes khasiana Hock.

Bangla/Local name: ‘Kolshi pata’






Taxonomic Position (According to Cronquist, 1981)

Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Caryophyllales
Family Nepenthaceae
Genus Nepenthes
Species N. khasiana

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

Fruit: capsule

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

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