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    Nepenthes ventricosa "Black Peristome"

    I was under the impression that the "Black Peristome" Nepenthes ventricosa was a variety of ventricosa or possibly subspecies. The pitchers have some huge wings however, (at least on the lowers) which is is pretty uncharacteristic of this species. It appears to be some kind of hybrid to me. Do any of you know anything about the lineage of this plant ?

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    I dunno, I'm not good with N. ventricosa I kill them for some reason but I'd love to see it if you have a pic.


    There is a N. ventricosa hybrid with N. spathutala out there lately that looks kinda like an overweight N. spathulata with a number of N. ventricosa charachteristics and a dark peristome, perhaps tags on young plants got jumbled and you wound up with one of them?

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    Typical ventricosa pitcher. Notice the lack of wings.
    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/44/14...bba4a9dd86.jpg

    Here's the "Black Peristome" version. Look at those wings. They appear to be getting more pronounced with each new pitcher.
    http://s1109.photobucket.com/albums/...amp2011215.jpg

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    Yeah man, I'd say that looks like the cross with N. spathulata just a wild stab here, was it "$10" on ebay? That seller has both these plants available (or did).

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    Cthulhu138: I think your ventricosa 'black peristome' is a spathulata x ventricosa or the opposite cross. ventricosa does not have big frilly wings like in the pic and the peristome is showing some spath traits as well
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    Hhmmmm............I may have been sent the wrong plant. Damn it. If anyone happens to have "Black Peristome" N. ventricosa please post some pics.

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    That is a spathulata hybrid, I'm certain of it.

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    I am too now. Thanks Paul.

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