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    That is definitely fusca 'Sarawak' The confusion over this particular plant lays in a mis-ID at ABG years and years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phissionkorps View Post
    I think the lid on faizaliana should be triangular. Even though theres not a good pic of them straight on or anything, I think the leaves look fusca sarawaky
    Hmm, when I researched this I thought I read that the true N. faizaliana has the orbicular lids. Let me see if I can find the reference again. The cutting is from Ed Read at CSUF.

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    Trust me, that plant is fusca "Sarawak". I'd put good money that Ed got it straight from ABG before the confusion got straightened out.
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    K, I'll let Ed know if he hasn't relabled already. Ed gave us the cuttings back in June '07. Thanks.

    Anyway from Chien Lee's website:

    Nepenthes fusca

    This species is easily distinguished from most other Sarawak species by the very narrow triangular lid, though upper pitchers of the much rarer N. hurrelliana also have this characteristic. From the latter species its upper pitchers differ in having a more vertically-oriented mouth and a non-hooked glandular crest on the underside of the lid.

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    The lid character is better observed on a mature plant:

    Intermediate pitcher:







    Upper (bad focus...):

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    Awesome! Reminds me of this bad baby with a narrow triangular top:

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    LOL
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    lol. I think we all need one of those in our collections, NAN. Maybe I'll have to watch the trade forums more closely!

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