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Velvet Pitcher Plant
Scientific Name: NEPENTHES MOLLISLast Seen: 2019Year Found: 2019Years Lost: 101Red List Status: Data Deficient

In 2019, Re:wild confirmed the exciting rediscovery of this species by an independent team of botanists who trekked to a mountain in the most remote, true wilderness in Borneo in search of the Velvet Pitcher Plant.

Pitcher plants are carnivorous plants that use a deep cavity filled with digestive enzymes—a trap set for unsuspecting insects—to catch their meals. The Velvet Pitcher Plant was known only from the original specimens discovered in 1918.

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