N. geoffrayi was described by the french botanist Henri Lecomte the same year than N. kampotiana (1909, Notulae Systematicae). It has been collected in Cambodia in the province of Kampot OR near the town of Kampot (located, of course, in the eponymous province). We have no further location details.
Jebb and Cheek has synonymised this taxon, and N. kampotiana, with N. anamensis Macfarl. in 1997 in their Skeletal revision of Nepenthes.
This is a quote from Notulae Systematicae (1909) written by Lecomte: "[N. geoffrayi] is quite related to N. anamensis Macfarl.; but can be distinguished: - by its leaves which are barely hairy, when young, and often mottled irregularly, with red; - by its inflorescence with a much shorter peduncle (15-20 cm instead of 40 cm and more); - by the lobes of the perianth which are more elongated; - by the longer seeds (7-8 mm instead of 5 mm)."
Lecomte also notes variations on N. geoffrayi flowers.
The above specimens are deposited at
Paris Herbarium "Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle Departement de Systematique et Evolution - USM 602 Taxonomie et Collection Herbier (P) - Phanerogamie - CP 39 16, Rue Buffon - 75231 Paris Cedex 05 FRANCE"
Thanks to Dr Sovanmoly HUL.
Thanks to Tom Kahl for Lecomte's papers.
Last Edit: Apr 29, 2008 15:46:53 GMT -10 by sockhom
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