Wow! Some great looking plants Paul. The eymae x jaq is stunning.
The izumiae x ramispina looks wrong unopened....
What's wrong with the FM2? I might know someone that can fix it.
A cold one that is not cold is scarcely a one at all. - SB
@Mark: Nepenthes are dangerous creatures......I have had to build a dedicated grow space just to accommodate them!
I love this hybrid, even though it is one of the non-striped versions. I actually like the solid red peristome better than some of the striped ones I have seen. Variety is the spice of life, ya know!
Oops, forgot to mention, the above is N. Song of Melancholy.
There seems to be a lot of variability with this hybrid. Mine, when it had pitchers, had really long, thin pitchers with ruffled peristomes and striping, fading to solid red. THe pitcher body also had a lot more mottling than yours. YOur SoM is a gorgeous specimen, though.
Everything has a reason, whether big or small. Never underestimate the power of what is or is not.
There is far more to everything than meets the eye.
" N. Song of Melancholy is a N. boschiana grex that seeded in rainforest’s collection. He sent seeds to a number of different people (capslock has some) but I think I got the lion’s share. There are probably two fathers involved as some have dark peristomes and look very much like N. spahtulata x maxima or N. spathulata x boschiana while other have great stripping (sic) on the peristomes and look more like N. x Tiveyi.
The suspected father of the ones with the stripes is N. spectabilis x veitchii."