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    N. ventricosa?

    This was sold to me as Nepenthes ventricosa from a local nursery. They aren't very reputable for carnivorous plants (in fact, they just sell one variety of Nepenthes, Sarracenia and VFTs) so I'm not sure if I should immediately trust the tag. It's still quite small, and it's nodes are very close. The pitchers are small, but here's the largest one I was able to get so far.


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    Here's the plant right now

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    It looks like ventricosa to me. The peristome and the tubby pitchers fit with ventricosa, although the peristome isn't as frilled as what ventricosa usually has.

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    I agree, it appears to be N. ventricosa based on plant shape and size, and the pitcher looks to be that of a younger ventricosa, not being as tall or as as skinny as N. x ventrata.

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    Yes, it's ventricosa, probably one of the common "red form" clones. The flaring peristome isn't as noticeable in this form, though it gets more pronounced in upper pitchers.
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    Thanks everyone! I was just hoping it wasn't a standard ventrata and I'm happy to see that it's an actual species. Nothing wrong with hybrids ; but I think I need more species in my plant collection.

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