Nepenthes

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Related to Monkey Cups: tropical pitcher plant, Pitcher Plants
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Noun1.Nepenthes - pitcher plantsNepenthes - pitcher plants      
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Nepenthaceae, Nepenthaceae - coextensive with the genus Nepenthes
tropical pitcher plant - any of several tropical carnivorous shrubs or woody herbs of the genus Nepenthes
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The name monkey cups refers to the fact that monkeys have been observed drinking rainwater from these plants.
Nepenthes, also known as hanging pitcher plants and monkey cups, have evolved modified leaves or pitchers to attract, capture, and digest animal prey.