Nepenthes – The Tropical Pitcher Plants Volumes 1, 2 & 3 – Collector’s Editions


These exquisite collector’s edition volumes include the following special features: 

– hand-bound in premium black leather by artisan craftsmen.

– handmade oil-marble water endpapers (volume 1 endpapers: royal red, volume 2 endpapers: navy blue, volume 3 endpapers: emerald green). Endpapers are crafted in England.

– pages are hand-gilted in gold.

– limited run of only 500 copies will be produced.

– each set is signed and numbered by Stewart McPherson (view the red box above to see the set number you will receive). 

– front covers feature gold-gilted artwork by celebrated artist Andy Smith.

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We make these super-special Collector Edition books to order. 

If you would like a set, please place an order.

The leather binding and gilding process does take a few weeks to complete.

We will then ship your set to you by courier.

Shipping is at cost price – this set of 3 books weights approx. 10 kg .



Fifteen years in the making and the result of more than two hundred research expeditions, Nepenthes – The Tropical Pitcher Plants is a three volume work that documents all 192 currently recognised species of Nepenthes for the first time.

Over 2,250 pages, (each volume being approx. 750 pages) and complemented by over 3,000 spectacular images (including more than 1,000 new and unpublished photographs as well as over 200 by acclaimed photographer Chien Lee), Nepenthes – The Tropical Pitcher Plants is the seminal work on the genus Nepenthes.

With contributions from experts across the globe, filled with brand new discoveries Nepenthes – The Tropical Pitcher Plants showcases the full diversity and astoundingly intricate beauty of the tropical pitcher plants for the very first time.

Introductory chapters include a detailed overview of the biogeography, ecology, remarkable adaptations and taxonomy of the genus.

The bulk of the work (over 1,750 pages) is dedicated to documenting all recognised Nepenthes species in alphabetical order. Each species profile includes detailed sections (written in clear and accessible language) covering morphology, diversity, ecology and conservation status. All species are depicted via lavish imagery (with as many as 40 photographs dedicated to the most variable species).

Concluding chapters comprise a thorough exploration of Nepenthes hybrids and a uniquely detailed review of the conservation status of the genus with an overview of the most imperilled taxa, the threats afflicting them and avenues for future conservation efforts.

Nepenthes – The Tropical Pitcher Plants is specifically designed to complement Stewart McPherson’s past books: New Nepenthes Volume 1 and New Nepenthes Volume 2. The New Nepenthes series includes countless expedition reports, conservation assessments and wild observations that underpin the treatment and taxonomy presented here.

Available as standard hardback books and limited edition, premium leather-bound, collector’s edition volumes!

All three volumes of Nepenthes – The Tropical Pitcher Plants are sold as a set.

All copies are signed by Stewart McPherson.

All 192 recognised species of Nepenthes are documented in this work, namely: Nepenthes abalata, N. abgracilis, N. adnata, N. adrianii, N. aenigma, N. alata, N. alba, N. albomarginata, N. alfredoi, N. alzapan, N. ampullaria , N. andamana, N. angasanensis, N. appendiculata, N. argentii, N. aristolochioides, N. armin, N. attenboroughii, N. barcelonae, N. beccariana, N. bellii, N. benstonei, N. berbulu, N. biak, N. bicalcarata, N. bokorensis, N. bongso, N. boschiana, N. bracteosa, N. burbidgeae, N. burkei, N. cabanae, N. campanulata, N. candalaga, N. ceciliae, N. chang, N. chaniana, N. cid, N. clipeata, N. copelandii, N. cornuta, N. dactylifera, N. danseri, N. deaniana, N. densiflora, N. diabolica, N. diatas, N. distillatoria, N. domei, N. dubia, N. edwardsiana, N. ephippiata, N. epiphytica, N. erucoides, N. eustachya, N. eymae, N. faizaliana, N. flava, N. fractiflexa, N. fusca, N. gantungensis, N. glabrata, N. glandulifera, N. graciliflora, N. gracilis, N. gracillima, N. gymnamphora, N. halmahera, N. hamata, N. hamiguitanensis, N. harauensis, N. hemsleyana, N. hirsuta, N. hirtella, N. hispida, N. holdenii, N. inermis, N. insignis, N. izumiae, N. jacquelineae, N. jamban, N. justinae, N. kampotiana, N. kerrii, N. khasiana, N. kitanglad, N. klossii, N. kongkandana, N. krabiensis, N. lamii, N. latiffiana, N. lavicola, N. leonardoi, N. leyte, N. lingulata, N. longifolia, N. longiptera, N. lowii, N. macfarlanei, N. macrophylla, N. macrovulgaris, N. madagascariensis, N. malayensis, N. malimumuensis, N. manobo, N. mantalingajanensis, N. mapuluensis, N. maryae, N. masoalensis, N. maxima, N. maximoides, N. merrilliana, N. micramphora, N. mikei, N. mindanaoensis, N. mira, N. mirabilis, N. misoolensis, N. mollis, N. monticola, N. muluensis, N. murudensis, N. naga, N. nebularum, N. negros, N. neoguineensis, N. nigra, N. northiana, N. orbiculata, N. ovata, N. palawanensis, N. paniculata, N. pantaronensis, N. papuana, N. parvula, N. peltata, N. pervillei, N. petiolata, N. philippinensis, N. pilosa, N. pitopangii, N. platychila, N. pudica, N. pulchra, N. putaiguneung, N. rafflesiana, N. rajah, N. ramispina, N. ramos, N. reinwardtiana, N. rhombicaulis, N. rigidifolia, N. rosea, N. rowaniae, N. samar, N. sanguinea, N. saranganiensis, N. sericeaN. sibuyanensis, N. singalana, N. smilesii, N. spathulata, N. spectabilis, N. stenophylla, N. sumagaya, N. sumatrana, N. suratensis, N. surigaoensis, N. talaandig, N. talangensis, N. taminii, N. tboli, N. tenax, N. tentaculata, N. tenuis, N. thai, N. thorelii, N. tobaica, N. tomoriana, N. treubiana, N. truncata, N. ultra, N. ulukalianaN. undulatifolia, N. veitchii, N. ventricosa, N. vieillardii, N. villosa, N. viridis, N. vogelii, N. weda and N. zakriana.

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For the benefit of researchers and the Nepenthes taxonomists, Redfern Natural History Productions is publicly releasing the description of two new species (N. sericea and N. ulukaliana) described in Nepenthes – The Tropical Pitcher Plants Volumes 1, 2 and 3. This paper, titled Delimitation of the Nepenthes macfarlanei Group with Two Species Described as New by Gideon Lim, Michal R. Golos, François Sockhom Mey, Andreas Wistuba, Stewart R. McPherson and Alastair S. Robinson can be downloaded totally free of charge via the following link: