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    Hi all,
    had this insignis for a while now, but never really read any literature on it. one of my favourite plants, it was bought from BE last year. Can anyone help me identify the form? I know Wistuba shows 2 distict forms : Biak and Tayeve.
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    Can the leaves help to ID them too?
    are there any things worth taking note of in cultivating this species?

    Also hope you enjoyed the pics!
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    I cannot be of help in this case,sorry...let's see the others.
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    Hi, while working at BE I remeber that Rob was referring to his clone as the one "from the inland", and if I'm not wrong that should be the biak form, the smaller one.
    Marcello

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    Wow very colorful! I am supposed to have Wistuba's Tayeve form of N. insignis and it's pure bright green and very uninspiring to me. I grow mine in hot lowland conditions under bright lighting. Seems to grow painfully slow from the 4 cm size for a lowlander. Perhaps dimmer light will produce larger growth...

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    I grow the BE clone of insignis, it is much smaller than the Wistuba clone. It is a fairly tolerant lowlander, it likes high humidity but it tolerates lower temperatures better than species like bical and ampullaria, so I suspect it would do OK in an intermediate environment.

    It is very gracile and would also be good for terrarium cultivation. It is not, however, a very spectacular species but is worthwhile if your one of these people who collect regardless of looks but on variety.
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    We were told it's from Biak but quite a lot of the data on our licensed cultures turned out to be inaccurate. However, in this case I think the size indicates Biak.
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    Hi,
    thanks all for confirmation. Personally, I think its a beautiful plant and easy and fast also. My standards are low.
    Since the lowers lack fringe wings, how would I differentiate from uppers? Will they be cone/infundibular like some pics I saw at Wistuba... (although thats Tayeve form)
    And does this plant (overall stature) get large?
    Thanks again,

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