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    i was wondering what nep grows the largest pitcher. i thought N. raja,, or N. rafflesiana was a big sized pitcher plant, but i looked at some pics and it was tiny.
    does anyone have a pic of the biggest pitcher you have ever seen?

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    rajah i think hold the largest volume of water...
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    There are quite a few species that produce very large pitchers, and individuals that produce monster ones. For example, rafflesiana is not often credited for being a species that produces the largest pitchers, and most are fairly average. But the largest pitcher I've have ever seen was a raff. Rajah, merrilliana, sibuyanensis, sumatrana, truncata, even macrophylla and burbidgeae can produce very large pitchers.

    In short, I doubt you could say that any one species produces the largest pitchers. There are many, and you can never discount a species which normally doesn't produce large pitchers producing an enormous one.
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    By volume it's probably N.rajah or N. merrilliana.


    To give an idea of the size and proportions, this N. rajah pitcher was about as big as they come.

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    There's a picture floating round of Chi'en Lee holding a rafflesiana pitcher that is even bigger.
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    charles N.rajah is the King of all,it's the largest recorded that easily hold up 3 litres of water.The back cover of "Pitchers plant of Borneo" by anthea phillips and anthony Lamd where a boy holding an N. rajah,if you have the book.

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    Wow that Rajah is a Monster [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]
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    Every now and then, a single plant will produce a huge pitcher, like NepGrowers picture. Not every pitcher on that plant was that size It will vary. There is a handful of species that consistently produce large pitchers, and every now and then a monster sized pitcher. Hamish listed the species capable of the "monster" pitcher in the above post.

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