Formerly known as Pineapple
There's actually many different forms of alata, some with lost documentation destroyed in WWI I believe. I was told there are some forms with such little hair its hard to tell, and other forms with a lot of hair. So to be N. alata, it doesn't need to have a bunch of hair on it. It kinda look alataish to me, that was my initial thought, but for some reason, I'm getting this feel that it's not pure N. alata. Its similar to my N. alata spotted, but I can't exactly tell what is off about it. The peristome looks very alataish, the shape kinda looks half alataish and half something else, and the lid looks to round and small to be N. alata.
Originally Posted by Wire Man
Well when new pitchers begin to emerge, I'll post updated images. Thanks for the feedback guys.
Like you said, N. alata is a highly variable species. Thanks for bringing up the lid! Another key characteristic of N. alata is the keel at the bottom of the lid right before it joins the peristome. Some alatas have a more elongated body than others.
Originally Posted by Pineapple