View Full Version : Wrong id?
08-17-2004, 12:30 PM
I saw this Nep some time ago at the local botanical gardens:
It was identified as N. x coccinea but I'm not so sure since it doesn't look like any of the photos I've found of coccinea.
08-17-2004, 02:27 PM
It's not N. x coccinea that I can tell you for sure. What it is, better ask someone else.
08-17-2004, 03:10 PM
It seems to be a bit pale, propably lack of light. Not much coloration to help id.
There are a few spots inside the peristome, which seems to suggest it might be completely spotted in good light. Peristome seems to be bright red. These are lower pitchers btw.
Am I completely off in guessing it might be a maxima? Or at least a hybrid of maxima? The leaf shape seems to fit this also?
I don't have a maxima so I have to resort to the various photos on the net for figuring this out. Would be cool to send the gardens an email: Did You know that your N. x coccinea isn't actually a N. x coccinea but...
08-17-2004, 04:05 PM
Definitely not coccinea. Those are all upper traps in the pictures, by the way. From what is visible, it could be any number of maxima-mixta type hybrids. Mixta uppers are normally pretty large, and many maxima clones produce green, smaller pitchers, so it could be a hybrid of maxima x Mixta http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif but that's guessing. Just call it "maxima hybrid" and you should be fairly safe.
08-18-2004, 09:37 AM
Oops. Upper pitchers ofcourse.
08-18-2004, 12:14 PM
Where are the lower pitchers? http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif Could we please see a pic of them too?
08-18-2004, 04:54 PM
Sorry, no pictures of the lower ones.
Here's one I found that shows more of the leaves: http://www.fmnh.helsinki.fi/nayttel....nea.jpg (http://www.fmnh.helsinki.fi/nayttelyt/ktp/sisalto/kasvihuoneet/Nepenthes_x_coccinea.jpg)
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