one question, wheres the "hairs" under the lid? most lowii hybrids have some or at least a few "hairs" under the lid...
Here is my pic I think its probably the same clone
I must admit all the lowii hybrids I have do have some of the lowii charatersitcs under the lid either small bristles (albeit very few) or the secretions. These are completely absent in the plant in the picture above
However if you are correct Dominik I'm pleased with the trade off assuming my plant is of course the same clone as yours.
here's my wistuba clone. I am pretty sure we all have the same plant. There is a pic on borneo exotics website of something that looks very similar, and it is listed as macrophylla.
hmmm maybe its not a cross with lowii at all!. Perhaps it is a cross with ephippiata! that might explain the lack of striping in the peristome...
i hope that one of the next pitchers will be a real upper pitcher. At last then we will know
Please have a look at the pictures from EP (peristome collection) or Wistuba and you will see, that trusmadiensis not always have bristles under the lid.
If you take a look at Nepenthes of Borneo (p. 160), and the pictures of both webpages you can see three completely different forms of N. x trusmadiensis.
But, as i said, time will tell
@rlhirst: As far as i know, N. ephippiata not occur on Gunung Trusmadi.
Good point Dominik. I guess it could not be a natural hybrid then.
This guy is listed as macrophylla
Does anyone here have access to a DNA lab? Any CSI guys? So we can figure this out once and for all? lol
I am regularly running DNA sequencing reactions but unfortunately these are on human tumour samples I think nepenthes sequence data on the data base may cause a few raised eyebrows
Please remember that Trusmadiensis is a very generalist epithet, and refers to both lowii x macrophylla, and macrophylla x lowii. Reverse crosses do show significant differences. Add to that some variation within the parent populations, and you'll find plenty of variation within what is referred to as Trusmadiensis.
Lowii x macrophylla has a distinct look from a very young age, but macrophylla x lowii can look almost identical to macrophylla until it starts to produce upper pitchers, when the hybrid traits really jump out.
Demystifying Nepenthes: http://www.nepenthesforeveryone.com
hmm. so theres no way you could convince everyone that your looking for the cure for cancer in exotic plant species eh? Dang!
oh well. I guess we will continue to speculate...