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    my unknown ceph. has a forked cap?

    I mentioned in my previous post that i have an unknown cephalotus he said it could be a hummers. I forgot to mention that one of the pitchers has a forked cap. Any clues why or what type it is.


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    Looks like it couldn't decide if it wanted to make a leaf or a pitcher.

    Cephalotus does make weird hybrid leaves occasionally. I've never seen this particular one though.

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    Cephalotus often puts out "intermediate" leaves that are something between the non-carnivorous leaves and the "normal" pitchers. Call them proto-pitchers if you like. Sarracenia often produce leaves that are between phyllodia and pitcher leaves.

    See also:
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...s-follicularis
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    Lol it was a confused pitcher. Nice thanks. Its so perfectly forked.

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    In Lloyd's book 'The Carnivorous plants' plate 10 illustrates five of these "intergradient forms of leaves between the foliage leaf and pitcher".

    They are interesting in that they may reveal features of the evolution of the pitcher structure.

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    Steve
    Proud holder of every species in the family Cephalotaceae in my collection.

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    Thanks cephfan.
    Nepenthes Ampullaria, Spectabilis Sibuatan, Peltata, X Miranda, Ventricosa, Spathulata,
    and Veitchii x spectibilis
    Cephalotus Follicularis Typical, unknown, and Czech Giant.
    Dionaea Muscipula Ginormous, B52, Red Piranha, Bohemian Garnet, Gremlin, Dente, King Henry and Big Mouth.

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    A digital copy of Lloyd's book is online with the Bio Diversity Heritage Library. See page 291 in the PDF version.

    https://archive.org/details/carnivorousplant00lloy
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