Velvet Pitcher Plant
scientific name: Nepenthes mollis
Last seen: 1918 in Indonesia
Years lost: 100
Pitcher plants are carnivorous plants that use a deep cavity filled with digestive enzymes—a trap set for unsuspecting insects—to catch their meals. The Velvet Pitcher Plant is known only from the original specimens discovered in 1918. Botanists are unsure whether the species is found only in one location, which would be on a mountain in the most remote, last-remaining large patch of true wilderness in Borneo.