Native to: Venezuela
Heliamphora is a genus of approximately 23 carnivorous plant species that thrive in the Tepui mountains of the Guiana Highlands of Venezuela. While most Heliamphora species grow high up on Tepui mountains, H. heterodoxa is unique in that it can also grow in the surrounding lowland savannas. Heliamphora heterodoxa was first discovered in 1951 growing on Mt. Ptari-Tepui. A large overhanging nectar spoon sits above the deep green pitchers, which can grow about a foot in height. The species name, heterodoxa, is derived from the Greek roots for other (heteros) and opinion, belief (doxa).