What a beastly, gorgeous pitcher
I've never seen nepenthes this beautiful! seeing pictures like this is what got me into this hobby.
Today: "N. inermis" seed grown. It is in quotes because it has been decided by the community that this is almost certainly NOT N. inermis, but likely N. pyriformis, a naturally occurring hybrid between inermis and talangensis! Lucky me.
and a new pitcher, larger still...on my N. singalana X hamata.
Actually, I don't think N. Bill Bailey is all that similar to N. Black Knight. BB has longer, larger pitchers, with a much more clearly defined waist, and the color of the peristome is a much more "glowy" hue. I can't say exactly what it is, but it has more "character". But then I happen to love these so-called "black" hybrids and have close to a dozen variations on the theme. I expect many people would find this group shows a degree of redundancy, and yet I find each one distinct and absolutely unique. These "black" Nepenthes are the Cocteau Twins of the genus: upon casual observation they all look the same, but when examined in detail they reveal much more! ;-)
A seedling, now showing some character, N. eymae X jacquelineae:
That singalana x hamata's incredible!
Looks great, Ch'ien!
Truth as Circe. Error has transformed animals into men; is truth perhaps capable of changing man back into an animal?