Nepenthes abalata
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Nepenthaceae
Genus: Nepenthes
N. abalata
Binomial name
Nepenthes abalata
Jebb & Cheek (2013)[2]

Nepenthes abalata is a tropical pitcher plant known from three western islands of the Philippines: Culion, Cuyo, and Malalison.[2] It has been recorded from coastal grassland and scrub at elevations of 0–20 m above sea level.[2]

The specific epithet abalata may be translated as "from alata" and refers to the historical lumping of N. abalata with the widespread and highly variable N. alata.[2]


  1. ^ Clarke, C.M.; Lee, C. (2018). "Nepenthes abalata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018: e.T48968161A143969077. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-1.RLTS.T48968161A143969077.en. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d Cheek, M. & M. Jebb 2013. Identification and typification of Nepenthes blancoi, with N. abalata sp. nov. from the western Visayas, Philippines. Nordic Journal of Botany 31(2): 151–156. doi:10.1111/j.1756-1051.2012.00012.x
  3. ^ Danser, B.H. 1928. 1. Nepenthes alata Blanco. [pp. 258–262] In: The Nepenthaceae of the Netherlands Indies. Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de Buitenzorg, Série III, 9(3–4): 249–438.
  4. ^ Cheek, M. & M. Jebb 2013. Typification and redelimitation of Nepenthes alata with notes on the N. alata group, and N. negros sp. nov. from the Philippines. Nordic Journal of Botany 31(5): 616–622. doi:10.1111/j.1756-1051.2012.00099.x
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