|Etymology||Genus||An anti-depression (Nepenthe) used by Helen of Troy on her guests in Greek mythology|
|Species||Graceful or slender, in reference to the shape of the pitchers|
|Common Names||Slender Pitcher Plant|
|Form||HabitHerbaceous or woody climber, or herb|
|Native Distribution||Malesia (Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, and Sulawesi)|
The leaf wing of this species is well-developed compared to the two other species that can be found in Singapore, i.e., Nepenthes ampullaria and N. rafflesiana. The leaf blade itself is also much narrower. The pitcher itself is uniquely shaped; both upper and lower pitchers are slender, elongated, and have a slight pinched centre.
Upper pitchers with its hairless fringed wing.
Very developed leaf wings is a character of Nepenthes gracilis.
Fruits of the Slender Pitcher Plant.
A herb form with the leaves arranged in a rosette with lower pitchers.
The Slender Pitcher Plant can survive well even in waterlogged conditions.
A crab spider hiding in the pitcher mouth to steal the pitcher's prey.