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    Hi There!

    I saw this Nep some time ago at the local botanical gardens:

    http://www.lihikset.net/images/nepenthes/ncocci2.jpg

    http://www.lihikset.net/images/nepen...n-coccinea.jpg

    It was identified as N. x coccinea but I'm not so sure since it doesn't look like any of the photos I've found of coccinea.

    Any ideas?

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    It's not N. x coccinea that I can tell you for sure. What it is, better ask someone else.


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    It seems to be a bit pale, propably lack of light. Not much coloration to help id.

    There are a few spots inside the peristome, which seems to suggest it might be completely spotted in good light. Peristome seems to be bright red. These are lower pitchers btw.

    Am I completely off in guessing it might be a maxima? Or at least a hybrid of maxima? The leaf shape seems to fit this also?

    I don't have a maxima so I have to resort to the various photos on the net for figuring this out. Would be cool to send the gardens an email: Did You know that your N. x coccinea isn't actually a N. x coccinea but...

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    Hello,
    Definitely not coccinea. Those are all upper traps in the pictures, by the way. From what is visible, it could be any number of maxima-mixta type hybrids. Mixta uppers are normally pretty large, and many maxima clones produce green, smaller pitchers, so it could be a hybrid of maxima x Mixta [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img] but that's guessing. Just call it "maxima hybrid" and you should be fairly safe.

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    Oops. Upper pitchers ofcourse.

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    Where are the lower pitchers? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img] Could we please see a pic of them too?
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    Sorry, no pictures of the lower ones.

    Here's one I found that shows more of the leaves: http://www.fmnh.helsinki.fi/nayttel....nea.jpg

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