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    Ya, uppers can be on the ground, they are uppers because the trendal comes out from behind the pitcher, not from the front.

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    Those uppers are on the ground because the vine is scrambling and not climbing. Uppers have to do with the climbing stage of the plant's growth, not where they are in relation to the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ant View Post
    Ya, uppers can be on the ground, they are uppers because the trendal comes out from behind the pitcher, not from the front.
    No. Pitcher classification is in relation to the vine of the Nepenthes. The vine is probably scrambling along the ground, as Clint suggested. If it was climbing a tree, it would be locationally "upper" compared to the "lowers."

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    Thanks, Ant, xvart, wmgorum, thbjr, capensis, JustLikeAPill for all your useful information. Thanks also to Valydius for clarifying the abbreviation. I am a novice to nepenthes and I have so much to learn from all the gurus here.

    Yes, wmgorum, I live in the island of Borneo where carnivorous palnts are plentiful. In some places, you need to watch out where you are going to put your foot on next or risk stepping on a nepenthes. That is the real situation here.

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