User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 9 to 12 of 12

Thread: Name that Nepenthes

  1. #9
    Nikki630's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Upstate NY
    Posts
    224
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks to everyone who replied. I think we can close this out as a Miranda. What confused me is that I have another Nepenthes that is also labeled miranda, which looks like this picture. So why are there two very different plants with the same name ?
    namaste
    Nicole
    The cool heathen chick

  2. #10
    Grey Moss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    1,268
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Those are the lower pitchers, the pitchers that a plant will produce when it is younger. They look very different from upper pitchers which your plant has.

  3. #11
    SirKristoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Puyallup, WA United States
    Posts
    4,132
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    As mr Truncata said, they are upper pitchers on the first photo.
    Nepenthes are vines, lower pitchers are more dramatically colored and suited for catching insects near the ground, upper pitchers are meant for catching airborn insects, and some others like ants still get caught blah blah blah...
    Youll notice in the tendril of the upper pitchers, that they usually make a loop or some strange bends etc etc...
    When the plant is vining, these tendrils wrap around a stick/vine or any other form of support that they can before inflating the pitcher at the end...

  4. #12
    Nikki630's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Upstate NY
    Posts
    224
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks to everyone who answered.

    I do know that Nepenthes produce upper and lower pitchers. It is interesting that the plant that produces the upper pitcher is smaller and much more vine like as well as having smaller more 'delicate leaves' while the plant producing the lower pitchers is very large, with many basal shoots, and large waxy leaves. I guess that Sam took the cutting from a plant that had grown tall enough to create upper pitchers and the plant kept those characteristics

    SirKristoff: Thanks for the information about the tendrils and such -- that makes perfect sense

    .
    namaste
    Nicole
    The cool heathen chick

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Nepenthes Seeds #1 Nepenthes $10
    By Tropics in forum 2008 NASC Benefit Auction
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-06-2008, 09:53 PM
  2. nepenthes available for nepenthes species
    By frogsintn2 in forum Carnivorous Plant Trading Post
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-08-2008, 09:04 AM
  3. Dwarf nepenthes, small nepenthes?
    By dougeetar in forum Tropical Pitcher Plants  (Nepenthes)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-19-2005, 08:06 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •