In Defense of Plants

"Since plants provide the ultimate power base for all the food and energy chains and webs that hold our natural world together, they also form the hubs of community structure and thus the centers of our focus."
- John Eastman

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My favorite Nepenthes are those with atypical pitcher morphologies like this Nepenthes aristolochioides. It’s specific epithet comes from the pitchers’ resemblance to the flowers of some of the pipevines. Nepenthes aristolochioides is arguably one of the most endangered species of Nepenthes on Earth as it only grows on two mountains in Sumatra, Indonesia. Poaching has caused a serious decline in numbers and climate change may be the final nail in the coffin for Nepenthes aristolochioides as well as many other highland Nepenthes species that will have nowhere to go as their habitats disappear.

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Photo Credit: Shawn Mayes (Wikimedia Commons)
Further Reading: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/39644/0

My favorite Nepenthes are those with atypical pitcher morphologies like this Nepenthes aristolochioides. It’s specific epithet comes from the pitchers’ resemblance to the flowers of some of the pipevines. Nepenthes aristolochioides is arguably one of the most endangered species of Nepenthes on Earth as it only grows on two mountains in Sumatra, Indonesia. Poaching has caused a serious decline in numbers and climate change may be the final nail in the coffin for Nepenthes aristolochioides as well as many other highland Nepenthes species that will have nowhere to go as their habitats disappear.

www.facebook.com/indefenseofplants

Photo Credit: Shawn Mayes (Wikimedia Commons)

Further Reading: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/39644/0

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