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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: http://www.mdpi.com
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
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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
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