02-26-2012, 05:53 PM
N. spectabilis X ventricosa, an non-traditional study of pitcher morphology:
02-26-2012, 06:30 PM
That one I like. I could see that framed on the wall in the familyroom.
02-26-2012, 07:19 PM
Paul - your photography is over the top!!! Of course you plants aren't bad at all either....
Thanks for sharing!
02-27-2012, 08:52 AM
Originally Posted by ellisonk001
Here's today's offering: one of the "Poi Dog" Nepenthes of N. veitchii pedigree, probably one of Sam's hybrids. This is only open one day and so it has a lot of coloring up still to do!
02-27-2012, 10:05 AM
I didn't know there was a striped Poi Dog. Very nice..
02-28-2012, 08:39 AM
N. burbidgeae X edwardsiana
The SNW designation of "Poi Dog" was created to indicate any hybrid they offered, usually Sam's un-named or "lost ID" Nepenthes. In some cases they know one of the parents involved (in cases where the seeds were collected from open pollinated plants, obviously the female parent is known, but the other is not) or they have taken Sam's word for it that certain plants were involved in its pedigree. In the case of the plant posted above, I was sold this individual as a Nepenthes veitchii hybrid of uncertain parentage. That was good enough for me, since it clearly exhibited characteristics I found desirable; I don't need to know the precise pedigree of every single plant I grow ;-)
Originally Posted by mass
And speaking of uncertain pedigree, here's another one that came from open pollinated seed: Malesiana's N. burbidgeae X edwardsiana selection. The pollen parent is often hotly debated since many feel there is no evidence of edwardsiana's influence. Although my own hybridizing work is mostly in other genera, I can say that you don't always see strong phenotype evidence of both parents in every individual; sometimes most of the visual traits of one of the two parents are lost, or heavily suppressed. Until someone remakes that cross by hand, I don't think it can be said that N. edwardsiana is definitely not the pollen parent. Whatever it really is, this is a stunning plant:
02-28-2012, 11:21 AM
Nice burbeddie! The N. veitchii Poi Dog looks like it has N. maxima as the other parent, as indicated by the spotting on the body and little point at the front of the peristome.
02-28-2012, 02:11 PM
I haven't heard anyone debate the parentage of burbidgeae x edwardsiana in a long time. In my opinion there is plenty of evidence of edwardsiana in the plant's appearance.
One thing is for sure is that it is not N. burbidgeae, and so the question is raised, what sympatric parent could contribute the dark red flushing and toothed peristome? N. edwardsiana, of course.
02-29-2012, 08:54 AM
N. singalana X hamata, a new pitcher!
02-29-2012, 09:21 AM
Beautiful plant and photography, as usual.