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    How can you tell for sure? Different growers get different results. The lowland truncata pitchers at ABG are very large. They'd easily hold more than a half-gallon of fluid and they're well over a foot tall.
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    Many pitchers are over a foot. I'm not talking about different growers, etc. I'm talking about optimal conditions. Asking me how I know for sure is like asking me how I know sumatrana is bigger than bellii...it just is. Merrilliana is the biggest, hands down.
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    Is the lowland truncata bigger than the highland?

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    I think so, but I don't really know. I've never seen highland specimens even close to as big as the lowland ones.
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    Highland truncata is supposed to be bigger, but I've seen some monsterous lowland plants that are very impressive. N. macrophylla is also a large Nepenthes plant. I'd have to say the 6 top largest from biggest to least biggest would be

    N. rafflesiana singapore giant
    N. merrilliana
    N. truncata
    N. rajah
    N. edwardsiana
    N. spathulata

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    Quote Originally Posted by phissionkorps View Post
    Many pitchers are over a foot. I'm not talking about different growers, etc. I'm talking about optimal conditions. Asking me how I know for sure is like asking me how I know sumatrana is bigger than bellii...it just is. Merrilliana is the biggest, hands down.
    You didn't answer the question; how do you know for sure Nepenthes rajah does not produce the largest pitchers? I find it hard to believe that a giant form of N. rafflesiana produces bigger pitchers (at least in terms of volume) than N. rajah.

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    Look for a photo of Rob Cantley online with a giant raff. They are certainly very close at least. in terms of volume.

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    The image in question can be found here: http://borneoexotics.com/Species%20Data/raff.htm

    However, that is nowhere near the size of a large Nepenthes rajah pitcher. The large wings and reflexed lid greatly exaggerate its size.

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