It is unique in the fact that studies have shown that it has evolved to be not only carnivorous, but also detritivorous by collecting leaves and anything else falling into it's pitchers. You can see that the pitcher lid is flexed all the way back, leaving it exposed to anything that would fall in. This species has less nectar glads (to attract insects, ) less waxy zones, (that would normally keep insect prey from climbing out,) than other Nepenthes, showing it is not as concerned with insects as a source of nutrition.
|Nepenthes ampullaria 'Brunei Red'|
|Another from the side|
|Carpeting pitchers at the base.|