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    I was just wondering if anyone knew which of the Nepenthes species were native to Australia and a few details about them, like growing sizes and temperature preferences?

    Thanks in advance.

    Simon

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    Hi Simon,

    I believe that Nepenthes mirabilis is the only native Australian species. I understand that there are several local variations / forms of this within Queensland, but they are basically all the same species.

    As for growing conditions, I believe (from reading, not experience) that this is a lowland species, requiring warm temps (12-15C absolute nighttime minumum, probably 18 - 20C is better, higher in the daytime), high humidity, etc. BUT I don't have personal experience with this, so you are probably better asking the Nepenthes experts in the Nep Forum.

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    Adam. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    Kind regards,

    Adam.
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    ill comfurm that n.mirabilis is the australian sp but in the 1800s it was beleved that there was over 10 sp i think it was but they all died out maybe a commet hit the earth....hahahahahahahahahahahaha....get it i live in australia and i live 1 houre south of QLD border [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    n.mirabilis:

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    Matti,

    That is N. mirabilis "echinostoma"(tha form comes from Borneo) that your showing, isn't it?
    There is a form called the "Cape York" form that looks more typical of what people call mirabilis. There is also a form called "Rowanae" that is very much alive and looks quite different(squat pitchers).

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    BTW, Why is the "Lord of the Pings" a Nepenthes "expert", lol?

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    i was just showing an example even tho it's a diffren't form....................and it's still a mirabilis................iv got mirabilis australian at my house

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