Pitcher PlantNepenthes ovata was first collected as early as November 1840 or 1841 by Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn on Mount Lubukraya . Junghuhn collected two specimens at an elevation of 1990 m. Their growth habit is recorded as in silvis cacuminis supremi scandens, repens, which means in woods above peak creeping, climbing. One of the specimens, HL.
Furthermore, some pitcher plants contain mutualistic insect larvae, which feed on trapped prey, and whose excreta the plant absorbs. Whatever the mechanism of digestion, the prey items are converted into a solution of amino acids, peptides, phosphates, ammonium and urea, from which the plant obtains its mineral nutrition (particularly nitrogen and phosphorus). Like all carnivorous plants, they occur in locations where the soil is too poor in minerals and/or too acidic for most plants to be able to grow. More
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* Sarraceniaceae - This family of pitcher plants grow in the New World and can be broken down into three genera (groups of species): * Sarracenia - All of these species grow in North America. More