It's either pure ventricosa....or it's hybrid, N x "ventrata"...you will be able to tell more as it gets older.
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Hard to say, Drew. I think you'll need to watch it for another 6 months to see how it matures. Fifteen months ago I bought one of my first TC'd Nepenthes and it was N. ventricosa "red". As a juvenile plant, it barely resembled any of the photos of ventricosa I saw, but there's no mistaking it now!
Looks identical to the ventricosa basal pitchers I'm getting now.
Is it seed grown? If it keeps those proportions you should call it N. ventricosa 'Paris Hilton'.
Young ventricosa plants don't have the hourglass shape we all love and know. They're sort of late bloomers in terms of when they finally show mature pitcher shape. Yours deffinately looks like a young ventricosa, but time will tell for sure.
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Ventrata pitchers generally have wings don't they?
A ventrata pitcher probably would have more wings yes, but ventricosa pitchers seem to be some of the few which never have wings in just about any part of their growth cycle. Something I've noticed about my ventricosas is also the typical color difference shown here between top and bottom portions of the pitchers. I'd say this is pure ventricosa, it just needs another year or so to come into its own.