The distribution of Nepenthes is restricted to tropical areas of the Old World. They grow in an area bounded by Madagascar, northward to the Seychelles Islands, Sri Lanka and northeastern Australia and includes the Malayan Archipelago (Indonesia and Malaysia area).
The habitats of Nepenthes species are quite diverse. They grow on limestone cliffs which are continually damp, in sand fields having both a wet and dry season, in swamps which are under water part of the year, on sea shores, as epiphytes growing on other plants (particularly trees), and as creepers on the surface of the soil.
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