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    There's this nep on my windowsill (been there for a long time) that occupies a blank spot in my mind. I have no recollection when i acquired it, where, from whom, and most importantly, what its identity is.

    It hadn't pitchered for more than a year until recently, and now it has produced a basal shoot and a pitcher. The pitcher looks vaguely like a spotted alata to me, but the shyness to pitcher suggests it's not an alata. Any ideas?

    The pitcher


    The whole plant
    There's no 'a' in perlite.

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    N. philipines (sp?)? I saw it on Andreas' website I think.

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    N. philippensis? I would be surprised, but like i said, it's a complete blank. I suspect it's a random hybrid for that reason, one that i picked up along with something else. I'm not usually so flaky, and i also usually label pots. Maybe it's an alien surveillance device disguised as a plant.

    Notable features are:
    bump on the front bottom of the lid
    fuzzy stems
    a single spur on the pitcher
    corrugation of lid (there's a "down-dented" part in the middle, culminating in that little bump at the front, with the "up-dented" area on either side)
    undulate, obovate-lanceolate leaves (is that the right term?) with long stalks

    I'm afraid that's the limit of my taxonomic eye
    There's no 'a' in perlite.

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    Those leaves are most unusual. You'd probibly have to wait until Tony, Trent or some other Nep fanatic comes along

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    Looks alot like N. mindanaoensis but I would hesitate to simply just go and label it that because it's really hard to rule out that it isn't some mix of a hybrid. Does that ring any bells?

    The lid just simply looks deformed with that indented. Perhaps something happened as it was developing.
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    Maybe a hybrid with stenophylla? Probably not, but still a chance.
    Update: Parents convinced to allow me to keep greenhouse heated over winter. Most species will not be lost. Too lazy to update growlist.

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    Just to follow up... Tony, you're spot on as usual. I rearranged my grow area and found that i had labelled the pot itself ... N. mindanoensis it is. I like the pitchers on it, but i wonder why it has been so shy to pitcher and now is suddenly doing so.
    There's no 'a' in perlite.

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    Would it be because we are at roughly the peak time of year for photoperiod? Is that a forked sundew I see?

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