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    hairy Nepenthes hamata or Nepenthes edwardsiana?

    It seems like hairy red Nepenthes hamata is all the rage... which one would you rather have?

    I like the toothy Nepenthes because it's just really neat that a plant can end up looking like a shark's mouth ... Nepenthes villosa is slow as molasses, Nepenthes macrophylla is a pouty plant for me (maybe it needs *tons* of humidity?), Nepenthes edwardsiana is nearly unobtainable, but Nepenthes hamata is on the market every now and then.

    Hairy Nepenthes hamata (~$300) is more costly than Nepenthes edwardsiana (eddie ~150EU = ~200$), should your name get picked out of the hat for an Nepenthes edwardsiana, and I've read that it's barely more hairy than the usual form (see http://www.cpukforum.com/forum/index...howtopic=40879). Given Chien Lee's photograph of one, I really hope mine grows up into that and not just a fuzzier 'regular' spotted Nepenthes hamata, and don't really think of it a replacement for Nepenthes edwardsiana.

    here's a couple related threads that popped up when I made this one here:
    http://terraforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=121488
    http://terraforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=112482
    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 04-02-2011 at 10:19 AM. Reason: N. A. - plant names are binomial, two parts, not just last names only

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    Well....assuming I could actually afford either of those, and had the chance to pick one or the other.......I'd pick Nepenthes edwardsiana. I'm perfectly happy with my seedgrown Nepenthes hamata and if I'm gonna blow a fortune on a nep, it would be a species that I don't already have.
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    Nepenthes edwardsiana all the way.. The opportunity to get an Nepenthes edwardsiana is rare, where as the opportunity to get a hairy seems to pop up a little more often.
    Assuming I could afford either one (which I can.. ) Is there someplace that is offering Nepenthes edwardsiana again?!?!?
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    What if "hairy red Nepenthes hamata" gets turned into a species of its own, because one of the taxonomists argues well enough that it should be split off given some differentiating characteristics?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thez_yo View Post
    What if "hairy red Nepenthes hamata" gets turned into a species of its own, because one of the taxonomists argues well enough that it should be split off given some differentiating characteristics?
    Well....then I'll still get the Nepenthes edwardsiana ...because it's different from anything I already have.
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    Nepenthes edwardsiana for sure. Been wanting it since I first saw it over 10 years ago. To me no other Nepenthes looks as prehistoric. Based on looks alone "if I could only pick one" that would be the one. After I am growing it I may change my mind though, depending on how it acts... we'll see.

    N. hamata is nice and a good grower but I prefer the regular N. hamata form in dark purple and gold, red hairy N. hamata would be a fine addition if the price were comparable to the standard form. I've never paid more than $150 for any one plant (be them orchids or Nepenthes) and probably won't ever go any higher than that just because.
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    i'd prefer Nepenthes edwardsiana, ill make some awesome seedgrown Nepenthes hamata on my own soon enough :P
    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 04-02-2011 at 10:25 AM. Reason: N. A. - the name is Nepenthes edwardsiana, not "eddie", and N. hamata does not end in with an apostrophe "s"
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    Definentily Nepenthes edwardsiana,
    The Nepenthes hamata is cool but eddy (Nepenthes edwardsiana) is just so much more exotic and beautiful and anyway i'm waiting a few years when both of them are less!!
    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 04-02-2011 at 10:28 AM. Reason: N. A. - Nepenthes edwardsiana, not edwardina, or eddy
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