Plant of the Month

The plant of the month is Nepenthes attenboroughii!

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Kandria Ledesma, MD

Emergency Medicine resident

NJ -> Antigua -> NY -> CA

Medicine, Running, Birds, Plants, Food, Dinos 

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  • Also known as Attenborough's Pitcher Plant

  • One of the largest carnivorous plants

  • Named after Richard Attenborough,naturalist and carnivorous plant enthusiast

  • Founded by Alastair Robinson, Stewart McPherson and Volker Heinrich in 2007 and formally published their findings in 2009

  • It was recently discovered on Mt Victoria in Palawan, Philippines!!

  • Its pitchers can hold 1.5 - 2L of water

  • Its pitcher contains rainwater at the top and insect dissolving enzymes in the bottom

  • It can devour rodents (second photo)!!

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Dino of the Month: Carnotaurus

Plant of the Month: Nepenthes Attenboroughii