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    I'd imagine the underside of the lid on x Trusmadiensis or macrophylla x Trusmadiensis to display red speckling, after having studied photos of the parents and hybrid offspring - quite obvioulsy, your plant doesn't show that, at least as of yet. If it really is a hybrid, I'd also expect more of the lowii coloration on the pitchers. Only time will tell I guess. What the heck would I know anyway huh? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    Jeremiah, I think I'd have to disagree with Tony (as much as I'm loathe to) and say that the picture of the macrophylla on the first page is not Trusmadiensis, or even a backcross of macrophylla x Trusmadiensis. It certainly looks like pure macrophylla to me. Greg Bourke just got back from Borneo, and had pictures of a Trusmadiensis that looked like a back-cross with macrophylla. There is also a fair amount of variety in Trusmadiensis, partly caused by whether the mother is lowii or macrophylla, and partly caused by differences in the populations at different altitudes.

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    Whoa! We were typing basically the same things at the same time!

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    Hello,

    I good friend of mine was down visiting my greenhouse and he gave me a CD full, 460 photos from his trip to Borneo and Sumatra. After seeing them in the wild he did not think it was pure N. x Trusmadiensis or N. macrophylla.

    Here are some of the photos he took.








    My plant is usually much darker red but it is one of the plants that during the summer I grow in the freezer. It was just moved back to the GH before that photo was taken.

    I received this plant on 5-31-2003 here is what it looked like. It is in a 3 1/2" pot.


    As you can see I have not had it all that long and it as went from a 2 inch plant to a 20 inch plant with nearly 7 inch pitchers.

    Here are some photos of the plant when it was getting more light.




    thanks
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    PS. Look for some more of the wild Nepenthes photos in the near furture.

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    I still think your plant is pure macrophylla. I can't see any lowii influence in it. Certainly the pitcher shape and the prominence of the teeth, plus the lid shape, are typical macrophylla. Macrophylla pitchers range in colour from a greeny yellow, to orange to deep red.

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    Look forward to more of your friend's pics!
    Comparing the shots of those large mature in plants in habitat to what amounts to a seedling is difficult. Many characteristics that are unique to your plant have not yet become noticeable. Either way: macrophylla or (macrophylla x trusmadiensis), it's beautiful!

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    A friend of mine has just cme back from Borneo, and has a heap of lowii, macrophylla and Trusmadiensis photos, so when I get the CD I'll upload some as well.
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    Hi Jeremiah,

    Is your 'macrophylla' one of Wistubas clones?
    I have several plants of macrophylla and N.x Trusmadiensis, one of my macrophylla originating from Andreas produces the spiked peristome which I see on your plant. In my opinion it is definitely not N.x Trusmadiensis but as for a backcross who knows? My feeling is in accordance with SydneyNeps that the plant is true. An old photo of the plant with the spiked peristome is shown on this link.

    http://www.cpukforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10732

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