Heliamphora nutans

     Heliamphora nutans has nodding flowers as indicated by the Latin name (nutus = nodding).  The species occurs on the top of many of the Precambrian sandstone plateau mountains (tepuis) in the triangle between Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil. However, it does also occur in the lowland where it was discovered in the vicinity of the Roraima Mountain as the first Heliamphora in 1838-39. It is the most common species in cultivation, and it has been subjected to breeding thus making cultural plants larger than those in nature. All species can hybridize and often do so in nature.



 H. S. Heide-Jørgensen, marts 2010.