photo of newly arrived plant {photo taken:  9 / 06}

N. angasanensis
purchase date: 9 / 06
arrived as a small size 3
plant origin: unsure; Ebay auction
photo taken:  9 / 06

Nepenthes angasanensis is a highland species that just became available in 2006. I don't know if this plant is from seed or tissue culture but since I haven't seen it available from the major growers I suspect it is from seed. Charles Clarke's book Nepenthes of Sumatra has a nice species profile. There does seem to be some controversy as to species status but Clarke has it as a distinct species in his book. From his photos it has a splotchy pitcher and somewhat similar to a mottled N. alata. In the book the confusion involves N. mikeii but I don't think it looks that similar to N. mikeii but I'm no expert. I'm growing this plant outdoors as a highlander at the moment. I don't consider this species to be a showy species compared with some other highlanders out there but the fact that it is relatively scarce at this time does make it collectible from a Nepenthes enthusiast's perspective. So far it has had no problems adjusting to my growing conditions and is settling in nicely. Whether more plants will be available in the future I can't be sure. Probably so. But at this time specimens are very limited. 

highlander 2200- 2800m

Cultivation: appears fine outdoors so far as a new arrival; no transplant or humidity shock
Market availability: size 2 to small size 3; extremely limited at this time; may become more common in the near future
Species variability: unknown to me at this time
$ / size: expensive $60.00 and up
Cuttings: none available for trade
Sex: unknown