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    Nepenthes burkei . . .

    There is an ongoing debate on the CPUK site (http://www.cpukforum.com/forum/index...howtopic=34651) dealing with the identification of Nepenthes burkei in cultivation; and there is a current view that many held in collections (including Kew Gardens for many years!) were simply mislabeled N. ventricosa -- the species which N. burkei most closely resembles. To add further confusion, there is also a variety of color and shape associated with N. burkei pitchers.

    Would others growing this species be willing to show off their photos . . .

    Nepenthes burkei (Mt. Halcon -- Borneo Exotics Clone)


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    beautiful plant!! love the speckles on the pinkish/redish colour! and yes, to me it does look a little bit like vent

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    Here are some pics of my N. burkei from earlier this year:

    May 10, 2009







    May 21, 2009



    A couple days later









    July 5, 2009





    The peristomes on my first pitchers were yellow, and then with larger pitchers being made, the peristomes transitioned to a reddish color. The peristomes now are much wider and have a rich, deep burgundy color.

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    I can see the difference, and its a nice plant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvg View Post
    Here are some pics of my N. burkei from earlier this year:

    The peristomes on my first pitchers were yellow, and then with larger pitchers being made, the peristomes transitioned to a reddish color. The peristomes now are much wider and have a rich, deep burgundy color.
    Thanks for posting. Your beautiful plant most closely resembles those in McPherson's book and quite unlike the lighter variants that were on the CPUK site . . .
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    have no pics. but mine looks just like yours big bella ive had it for over a year and the first pitcher that came with the plant is the only that has any size, the rest have been small and almost no color at all almost see through it barely grows at all

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    dvg what are your growing conditions are you growing it as a highland or are u using some super charging nep.mix what's your hardiness zone wow it looks great wish i could do that

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    for some really off reason ive been able to tell the difference in alot of similar plants. burkei and venticosa, maxima and eymae, maxima and fusca, veitchii and hurrelliana. im starting to get a knack for hybrids too. haha. oh the joys of obsession!

    when comparing burkei and ventricosa i always look at the shape of the mouth, the shape of the pitcher, the teeth on the peristome and the leaves. from what ive seen. burkei leaves are more pointed while ventricosa is more rounded off.

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    So much different than ventricosa, I really like burkei, those pics are great too, awesome plant.
    LOOKING FOR: N. (argentii x bicalcarata) x {[(lingulata x edwardsiana) x (naga x hamata)] x [(klossii x undulatifolia) x (aristolochioides x rajah)]} Growlist: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=124586

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