One of the strangest Nepenthes species in existence! Named after the prominent black nectar glands, this species also boasts maximum fuzziness and an incredible discovery story!
From Borneo Exotics : "An exceptionally robust species characterised by an abundance of nectar glands, showing as dark speckles throughout the pitchers tendrils and stem. When mature, these glands literally ooze nectar. The whole plant is covered with a thick bristly indumentum (hairs) and the both upper and lower pitchers are richly speckled in red on a creamy white or red flush background. Upper and lower pitchers differ greatly, with the lower pitchers being somewhat tubular and the upper pitchers conical. All different individuals from seed."
"Nepenthes glandulifera originates from the Hose Mountains of Sarawak. The mountain they live on is inaccessible and remote that Nepenthes researcher Chi’en Lee is the only person to have observed it in the wild (although there have been a couple reported cases of the plant growing epiphytically in the surrounding area with observers seeing them with binoculars). As the name suggests, Nepenthes glandulifera exhibits numerous black glands over the entirety of the plant (leaves, tendrils and pitchers). The glands serve as a nectar lure for crawling and flying insects and put out a sweet, honey-like fragrance that can fill up a greenhouse on warm, sunny days.
All plants in cultivation owe their lineage to a single mother plant (the type specimen) which was in bloom at the time of taxonomic collection. The seeds were placed into tissue culture by Malesiana Tropicals and an assortment of male and female clones were produced. Borneo Exotics then flowered out sibling plants from these clones and bred them. These plants are the progeny."