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    Just judging from the leaf shape, I don't think that it's Nepenthes edwardsiana either (having seen a few over the years); its leaves, while somewhat variable, should be far closer in shape to that of N. macrophylla, which had been considered a sub-species of N. edwardsiana until a decade ago.

    I dropped the seller a note, asking about the plant's origins and whether or not he or she was sure of its ID, based upon that dodgy leaf shape. I haven't heard back and am also still waiting for all of those millions from Nigeria that are due me . . .
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    <Heli> How are you guys losing your hamatas?
    <Brokken> Heli: The hamburglar.

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    I feel bad for the people who bid on it. I mean look at the seller, 0 feedback.

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    Looks like a mirabilis or something (and a poorly kept one at that).

    You can be 99.999% sure it's not edwardsiana and even more sure that it won't come with proper paperwork no matter what it is.

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    c12 where did you get a pic like that of edwardsiana?

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    Does nobody notice that the picture is the exact one on wikipedia?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ne...2007_tambu.jpg
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    Yea it screams "scam!" Looks like a lowlander to me also. Zero feedback, pic of plant with no pitchers, fairly sized plant meaning it was poached or he, had it a while (unlikely)... yea people don,t know what they getting into on this auction.

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    I contacted the seller and this was his response:

    "Hi got seedling from Malaysia 2 year ago in plant list is i buy N.edwardsiana and i dont know why i can sell in other nepenthes ? i sure this realible nursery in Malay . . ."

    I certainly hope that this clears everything up . . .
    “Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."

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