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New found Nepenthes specie (Pitcher Plant) named after Mayor Justina Yu.

Nepenthes Justinae  means  Justina’s Nepenthes. The specific epithet named after Mayor Justina B. Yu  in honor  of her valuable support  and dedication , the Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary became protected national park and was declared a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site last June 23, 2014 , Doha, Qatar.

The specie is only known from Mount Hamiguitan. Nepenthes Justinae grows terrestically in ultramafic soils and as an epiphyte. It grows predominantly in montane forest.


Source: Dr. Thomas Gronemeyer:


Two New Nepenthes Species from the Philippines and an Emended Description of Nepenthes ramos

Thomas Gronemeyer 1,*,†, Wally Suarez 2,†, Herman Nuytemans 3, Michael Calaramo 4, Andreas Wistuba 5, François S. Mey 6 and Victor B. Amoroso 7


Institute of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, Ulm University, 89081 Ulm, Germany


0309 Purok 1C, Barangay Longos, Kalayaan, Laguna 4020, Philippines


Grotstraat 68, B-2990 Wuustwezel, Belgium


Ecotourism Park and Botanic Gardens, Northwestern University, Laoag City 2900, Philippines


Friedhofweg 4, 88437 Maselheim, Germany


3 Rue Frédéric Chopin, 59320 Haubourdin, France


Center for Biodiversity Research and Extension in Mindanao (CEBREM), Central Mindanao University, University Town, Musuan 8710, Philippines


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These authors contributed equally to this work.

Academic Editor: Eleftherios P. Eleftheriou

Received: 24 February 2016 / Accepted: 28 April 2016 / Published: 6 May 2016