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05-07-2005, 05:54 PM
this new leaf is easliy double the size of the last one. cant wait to see the new pitcher. sorry for the size of the pics.
05-07-2005, 06:20 PM
that is a monster leaf!
you should take photos ever few days to capture the progress of the pitcher inflation.
05-07-2005, 06:54 PM
i wonder how big the pitcher is gonna be?
05-07-2005, 06:58 PM
I don't want to rain on anyone's parade... but my truncata leaves have increased in size at a much faster rate than my pitchers have. It does look promising though.
05-07-2005, 07:05 PM
Quote[/b] (endparenthesis @ May 07 2005,7:58)]I don't want to rain on anyone's parade... but my truncata leaves have increased in size at a much faster rate than my pitchers have. It does look promising though.
weird. The last time a leaf came out bigger then the next, the pitcher has been bigger too. As long as the pitchers dont become smaller, I wont care. LOL
05-07-2005, 07:17 PM
hmm my pitchers seems to increase faster then my leaves....
05-07-2005, 08:11 PM
N. truncata can do funky stuff sometimes. I woulds say that is a positive progression towards larger leaves and larger pitchers obviosly. Although, I have had many leaves that were huge make a dinky pitcher.
05-08-2005, 02:23 AM
wow very nice truncata
05-09-2005, 03:36 PM
Mine is getting quite huge...and I need to do something soon. I just hate disturbing the location as I'm afraid the change will shock into doing something silly.
Nice plant there!
05-10-2005, 07:30 PM
This are several stages of my Truncata. As you can check every nw leaf is bigger of its previous,traps also...of course...in my case. The 3 last traps were *12,5 cm after 15,5 cm and the last one 16,5 cm.
Let me know what you think about it.
Italy - Milan
05-10-2005, 09:24 PM
Caio Mr. Aga!
Mui bueno !
Your truncata does have an oddly narrow neck & mouth, though. Looks kinda cool, like a glass soda bottle.
05-11-2005, 06:05 PM
But please note that it is not an adult sample of truncata!
She must continue to become an adult!
I will post more pictures in some months!It is an highland Truncata!
05-11-2005, 07:16 PM
Yes, those are just lower pitchers, very unattractive compared to the glorious uppers!
05-18-2005, 08:39 PM
Untill now those ones are the last pitchers sizes!
now I am curious to see the last one....
It will be again more bigger!
05-19-2005, 01:39 AM
Quote[/b] (nepenthes gracilis @ May 11 2005,8:16)]Yes, those are just lower pitchers, very unattractive compared to the glorious uppers!
Dustin, what do you mean by glorious uppers? The difference between lower and upper pitchers of N. truncata is not that big - or do you mean the expanded peristome which gradually develops when adult pitchers develop?
This is the same clone grown by GŁnter Seiter being 'slightly' bigger (33cm):
(click on the picture to see a larger version)
05-19-2005, 04:38 AM
Wow that an amazing peristome, shape and colour .
Bye for now julian
05-19-2005, 08:10 AM
Is that the highland truncata that is in tissue culture in Europe?
05-19-2005, 12:29 PM
Quote[/b] (Trent @ May 19 2005,9:10)]Is that the highland truncata that is in tissue culture in Europe?
this is the highland N. truncata Thomas Carow sells through garden centers for quite low prices. He is working together with Andreas, so it might be the same plant Andreas offers.
05-19-2005, 12:36 PM
Here's mine's latest pitcher (I had posted this elsewhere, too, I think, but it's good for comparisson's sake):
The pot it's in is 4" (5cm), so that makes the total pitcher height between 6 and 7"
05-24-2005, 04:20 PM
well you guys were right, I dont think a pitcher is even going to form at all!! There is already a new leaf that has the start of a pitcher that is already more developed then the big leafed one. Weird. This plant is making so much "nectar" that is just runs down into the pitchers.
I wonder if I did somthing wrong to make it put out such a huge leaf with no pitcher? Everything else seems fine.
05-24-2005, 06:36 PM
Interesting to see the plant sold as highland truncata from Thomas Carow. It seems to be a bit different morphologically from the highland truncata from Borneo Exotics. One difference you can see between the standard lowland and highland variety from BE is that with the lowland one the new leaves start to unfurl from the middle of the petiole, then slowly form a 'D' shape until just the pitcher is enclosed in the petiole, then the pitcher is finally released. With the highland variety, the pitcher grows out of the petiole first, then the leaf comes out in more or less one stage. I see in the picture of you highland one that it has the same growth habit as the lowland ones in that respect. Maybe this is a third variation of the species, or some intermediate variety.
There are a couple of other morphological features between the highland and lowland varieties, but I can't see enough to tell from your photo. Rob Cantley is the guru when it comes to the subtle differences of the two.
05-24-2005, 07:47 PM
Joachim, I mean the flared upper peristome, and larger sizes.
05-25-2005, 12:58 AM
it has been a long time I grew the lowland form so I can't make direct comparisons. AFAIK the 'highland' form hasn't been formally described, though I believe that the form from Thomas Carow is very similar to the highland form Rob offers. Here is a pic of an unfurling leaf, maybe it might help identifying it:
Ah, and yes Rob has seen this clone in person and he has identified it as highland form.
05-25-2005, 03:53 AM
Looking at it closely, you can see another indicator of the highland form, and that is it's rich, orange down - the highland form is much more hirsute than the lowland one.
05-25-2005, 10:24 AM
hey!! This is about MY plant!! You guys go jack someone elses thread LOL!!
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