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Names: Nepenthe = ne, not, without; penthos, grief.
English: Pitcher plants; Monkey cups.
Botany: 1 genus Nepenthes; 140 species; carnivorous; liana; Old World tropics; hot humid lowland, tropical mountain; monkeys drinking rainwater from these plants.
Culture: Nepenthe, drug of forgetfulness.