Nepenthes - Pitcher plant


While trying to learn the settings on my new Canon and taking in all the beautiful things around me, I totally forgot to write down the name of this plant. Duhhh...

But doesn't this plant just have the greatest color?!


Thanks to Hermes, who pointed me in the right direction here is a bit about this beauty:

This plant is also known as Tropical Pitcher Plants or Monkey Cups and they are a genus of carnivorous plants. My guess is they trap insects that fly by.

The name Nepenthes was first published in 1737 in Carolus Linnaeus's Hortus Cliffortianus.[1] It references a passage in Homer's Odyssey, in which the potion "Nepenthes pharmakon" is given to Helen by an Egyptian queen. "Nepenthe" literally means "without grief" (ne = not, penthos = grief) and, in Greek mythology, is a drug that quells all sorrows with forgetfulness. Linnaeus explained:

If this is not Helen's Nepenthes, it certainly will be for all botanists. What botanist would not be filled with admiration if, after a long journey, he should find this wonderful plant. In his astonishment past ills would be forgotten when beholding this admirable work of the Creator! (translated from Latin by Harry Veitch)
Source: Wikipedia