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Thread: Is this Truncata highland or lowland

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    Its in the rules, been that way since day one of this site's creation and it hasn't changed yet.




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    I just put the link so that everyone could see the plant. I know it was cheap only like $21 but how much would it be if it was a highland? How would you tell if it was a highland besides the price?

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    email them....but they dont open until like November 26th or somthing like that
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    Dustin, since Borneo Exotics is the only source of highland truncata, we know the wholesale prices and cost probably wouldn't be a factor in determining lowland or highland. If the vendor is sellling them as highland, then you probably have a highland truncata. It wouldn't hurt to ASK the vendor. Highland truncata is slightly different from lowland, it's more hirsute and the lid is smaller and more open, almost veitchii like. Since these traits will emerge as adult plants, you probably can't tell by just looking at one pitcher on a small plant.
    The highland forms are also more colorful, but others can be just as green as the lowland form. The extremely dark colors are only a small percentage of the highland form. There is the black highland form, that we've only seen photos of from Borneo Exotics, Tony Paroubek, and Yamada san in Japan.

    Exotica Plants in Australia has been breeding lowland truncata favoring rich colors. We've never seen such wonderful color forms before. Here is a pic of three pitchers on three different seedlings (plants in the pics aren't for sale). Again, these are lowland.



    Not all of the seedlings are this colorful. Only a small percentage are showing deep red.

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    Here's another red lowland truncata greenhouse bred by Exotica Plants

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