|Scientific Name:||Nepenthes maxima Reinw. ex Nees|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
Nepenthes maxima is a very widespread species that does not appear to face any significant threats at this time. Accordingly, it is assessed here as LC.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||Nepenthes maxima is one of the most widespread Nepenthes species, occurring from central Sulawesi to eastern New Guinea in Indonesia.|
Native:Indonesia (Maluku, Papua, Sulawesi); Papua New Guinea
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|Population:||The population of Nepenthes maxima is enormous, numbering in the millions of plants.|
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species has been recorded as epiphytic in mossy forest, or terrestrial in swamps, moist grasslands or on ridge tops. It is usually found at 600-2500 m, but occasionally at lower altitudes (for example, it has been recorded at 40 m at Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea).|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||No|
|Use and Trade:||Nepenthes maxima is widely cultivated by carnivorous plant enthusiasts globally. It has no known uses outside horticulture.|
|Major Threat(s):||There is no doubt that throughout its vast range, some sites where N. maxima grows are, have been or will be degraded or destroyed by development. However, anthropogenic disturbances are unlikely to significantly reduce numbers of this species in the foreseeable future.|
|Conservation Actions:||The species is currently listed on CITES Appendix II, but is not subject to any other direct conservation actions.|
IUCN. 2018. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2018-1. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 28 June 2018).
Jebb, M. and Cheek, M. 1997. A skeletal revision of Nepenthes (Nepenthaceae). Blumea 42(1): 1-106.
|Citation:||Clarke, C.M. 2018. Nepenthes maxima. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T39675A21844067.Downloaded on 18 September 2018.|
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