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Thread: N. alata or N. ventrata ??

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    N. alata or N. ventrata ??

    Hello everyone!

    This was one of my first neps and shortly after I bought it someone told me (I believe it was Wire-man) that It was probably not a true N. alata, and that in fact it was most likely a N. ventrata. So I emailed the place that I got it from to ask questions, In the reply they swore up and down that they were familiar with all of the online forums and the naming of plants and such. Then went on to say that they were sure that I had a true N. alata.

    Unfortunitly it was too small at the time to tell for sure. It has grown quite a bit since then and has multiple pitchers now so I was hopeing somebody would be able to tell me for sure one way or the other.

    Also, What are the differences between an alata and a ventrata?

    Thanks in advance for the help!
    Just to be sure I took multiple pictures of each pitcher(starting from oldest to youngest, then one of the whole plant.

















    Thanks for looking

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    ventrata

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    What's throwing me off is the wings... There are wings on it. N. ventricosa doesn't have wings and neither do some forms of alata, but I have a form of alata with wings. I'm not good at ID'ing neps, so take what I say for a grain of salt...

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    Okay,
    Thanks for the input guys!! Johnny, Why do you say it is a ventrata? What is the difference?

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    That just looks like your classic ventrata. You can really see the ventricosa influence in the last pic. Nothing about it screams alata to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu138 View Post
    That just looks like your classic ventrata. You can really see the ventricosa influence in the last pic. Nothing about it screams alata to me.
    Cool! thanks!

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    That's a pretty standard Ventrata the plant sold as "N. Alata" at nurseries everywhere.

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    Thanks Swords!

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