family Nepenthaceae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Nepenthaceae - coextensive with the genus Nepenthes
dicot family, magnoliopsid family - family of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
order Sarraceniales, Sarraceniales - plants that are variously modified to serve as insect traps: families Sarraceniaceae; Nepenthaceae; Droseraceae
genus Nepenthes, Nepenthes - pitcher plants
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The Nepenthes, popularly known as tropical pitcher plants, Pitchel-pitchelan or monkey cups, are a group of carnivorous plants in the monotypic family Nepenthaceae. The name monkey cups refers to the fact that monkeys have been observed drinking rainwater from these plants.