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    Female ventricosa strutting her stuff . . .

    Here is a shot from this afternoon of a female Nepenthes ventricosa flower, from a plant that I grew from a seedling on a windowsill back in 2004-05. It stopped "pitchering" and attempted to flower a few months back; the bloom aborted for some odd reason -- and the plant has since grown another 40 centimeters or so of vine and sent up a second stalk . . .

    Nepenthes ventricosa "Black Peristome"
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    Very Cool!

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    Nice, did you pollinate it at all?
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    i think if they are primed and ready to go they will keep on trying until they get a flower going. mine did 3 this past season. one the first may have dried a bit premature. the other 2 are still looking good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adnedarn View Post
    Nice, did you pollinate it at all?
    No, I haven't had the chance, since none of my other plants are currently blooming; and I haven't checked with other growers for viable pollen . . .
    “Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."

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    You made the poor lass into a nun?

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    I might still have some male red vents blooming right now.....

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    I just had 3 males in bloom. I woulda been all over it. LOL
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