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Thread: Are there any neps that are black?

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    I'm looking for cool looking neps. I wanna know if there is a black one that could be treated as a house plant by a east window.

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    There are 2 that I know of that make black or near black pitures.

    N. ramispina
    N. albomarginata (Black)
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    I love that N. ramispina. It also has that it is not expensive either. I'm gonna have to look into getting one of them. Thanks.

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    There is also a "near black" from of N. gracilis. The photos I have seen look fairly black to me.
    I was thinking there was a rare color form of highland N. truncata-though I am not 100% sure.
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    Hi all:

    I wonder whether ther is a real black nep. Perhaps rather a dark purple would be more appropriate colour.

    The closest ones:

    N. gracilis var nigropurpurea
    N. izumiae
    N. albomarginata dark
    N. ramispina
    N. truncata "highland dark" (very few in cultivation)
    N. sanguinea purple
    N. bongso "dark form"
    N. gracillima

    I may still be missing a few

    Gus

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    You mean like these?





    Its hard to capture the black with a camera, it keeps wanting to lighten the picture.
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    Gus,
    Please correct me if I'm wrong, but N. gracilis var nigropurpurea is kind of a brownish-purple. The clones I am talking about are carried by ET(no photo in their current site) and MT(photo present). Now, whether they are really black or dark purple, you have something there. I have seen other's "black" albos and there are a medium purple at best.

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    Hi Griffin:

    Yes, i don't doubt your judgement, but I think we may be seeing the same thing, but we attribute it slightly different names.

    Gus

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