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    raff x ? seedling update

    pics of my 1 year old nep seedlings.
    They are raff x either raff, bical, trunc, alata based on proximity to other flowering plants in the greenhouse of the grower I got the seed from.
    Any guesses on the parent?

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    well there very very pretty

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    I need some advice on how to repot all these without taking up much space.
    Would a plug tray work?
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    Update 3/16/08 repotted them
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    this one has round leaves, different than the other seedlings



    this one is the 2nd biggest and has the best pitchures so far. note different shaped leaves then first seedling.





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    Those look fantastic Zero. It's a gaggle of lil' neps . They should make great trading material.

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    Hey Z,

    So, after you PMs I found this to look closer and see what I could see.

    I have a couple guesses for you but they are only that as I am not a hard core Neper

    The first plant in the repot series looks to me like it could be either pure raff or a raff x bical. Looking at the pitcher on the right, facing the camera. There look to be very faint indication of what may be fangs... Now the bical fang trait does not always express in hybrids. It is also possible that I am just seeing the typical flaring that occurs at the high point of the raff peristome. Complicating the situation are the leaves. They are more oval than the typical raff ones I am familiar with, the same oval look that my small bical exhibit. That said, my bical all have a fairly characteristic "petiole" before the blade of the leaf opens out and I do not see that so much on your plant (maybe a little or maybe I am just seeing things...)

    The second plant, with the purple/red peristome, I am guessing is raff x truncata. The pitcher shape and colour look to be influenced by truncata but also the way the tendril leaves the leaf. The leaf sort of "puckers" in there. The leaves of truncata have a pretty characteristic indentation to them, almost looking heart-like, and their hybrids tend to acquire that trait as well.

    So, there are my guesses and my reasoning. I am not going to swear by them so I'm happy to hear others thoughts. And who knows what time will bring??
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