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Nepenthes palawanensis is a tropical pitcher plant endemic to Sultan Peak on the island of Palawan in the Philippines, where it grows at elevations of 1100–1236 m above sea level. It was discovered in February 2010 by Jehson Cervancia and Stewart McPherson.

Nepenthes palawanensis was featured as number 4 on Chris Packham‘s “top ten discoveries of extraordinary and weird new species from the last decade on the BBC programme Decade of Discovery, first broadcast on December 14, 2010.

The discovery of N. attenboroughii, by a team that included McPherson, helped to obtain local support for the protection of the Mount Victoria range; following the discovery of N. palawanensis, it was hoped that similar support for the Sultan range might result. To date, neither mountain has been afforded protected status


Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepenthes_palawanensis

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