Weird errors on the pitcher forum, so...
Okay, i have what i thought was a S. purpurea ssp venosa, but more than one person recently has questioned that classification of this plant. What do you think?
Looks to me like it's a S. purpurea ssp venosa "red form". I could be wrong, but it matches closely to a photo in "The Savage Garden." It sure is a beauty! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
The key to telling the subspecies apart is the flower for me. Look for whitish-pink flowers if it is var. burkei pinkish flowers are var. venosa and deep maroon are subsp. purpurea
Nepenthes - hail to royalty
Thanks Nep G, alandallas. *I'll check the flowers next spring (hopefully! ). *Don't know how i'll tell the difference between 'whitish-pink' and 'pinkish', though. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
Is the 'red' form of venosa truly of the venosa subspecies? *I heard rumours it was a cross or something.
The hairiness of the inner pitcher rules out ssp purpurea, but that's it, right?
I was going to say that it looks like "red ruffles" too. You are soooo lucky I want that kind of pupurea, it's so beautiful. Where did you get your plant?
How is it you know what a 'Red Ruffles' looks like? I searched through Bobz's pics, and he doesn't have S. purp cultivars separated out.
Anyway, i'm happy to have such a cool plant. Much to my surprise, it won an award at the NECPS show! That's why i'd like to know as much as possible what species/form it is.
I got it at the first NECPS meeting in January from Thomas Hayes of Dangerous Plants. He said it's probably the Agristarts S. purp (and that's all the ID they give). Can you tell me more about 'Red Ruffles' and why you think that's what it is?
Ha! *I though it looked like something other that a typical ssp 'Venosa'. *Man, you are REALLY lucky to have such a gorgeous sar! *Congrats on winning with it. Richly deserved!
You guys should have seen this thing in the...er...flesh. *It's quite large, and is just so red. *Awsome speciman! *The pic here doesn't really do justice to the color. *I mean, the darn thing looks like blood!
D. Muscipula, have you updated the NECPS sight with all the winners, etc? * [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rolleyes.gif[/img]
17 Nash Rd.
North Salem, NY 10560
YOU! Outta my gene pool!
The 2003 NE CP Show Report
Of course, Schloaty! *Unfortunately, i don't have photos of all the winning plants (funny, that capensis took first in the sundew category though). *Good thing i had old "Red Ruffles" there, or Jeff would have swept both Ceph and Sarrs!
The color HAS improved in the plant - you can see it on the front row of the display stand, and it looks stunning. *I hadn't noticed how much more rich its coloration has become. *It happens to be the plant that modeled for the photo at the top of the NECPS web page. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]