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    Quote Originally Posted by East_to_west View Post
    P.S. About that glandular hybrid in question. Do you think it could be a mixup? The leaves/growth tip and even nodes look very glandulifera like to me. Even without all the hair they would still bear resemblance to glandulifera. I'm don't think I would have immediately called any of the pitcher features out as glandulifera-like off the bat, but the pitcher colors and the lid are also reminiscent of the plant in question. Looks like it should be cool either way!

    Do you have any of EP's glandulifera hybrids (besides this one if it does for some reason have G as a parent)?
    I don't think it's a mix up, apart from the strange occurance of glands, there is almost nothing about this plant that looks like N. gland, the photo is just a bit deceptive being zoomed in, so you don't get a sense for what the apex and overall leaf looks like. It looks more like a veitchii leaf and that's probably where most of the hair came from. I'll have to take more photos to prove the point, these are some that were taken before...








    The only gland hybrid I do have is gland x spect and i bought this as a large plant (8inches across and 8inches high) from the last release, meaning this is as big as gland hybrids from EP get at the moment, where as the (low x veit) x {truncata x (spect x north)} is just over a metre in stem length and I've had it for more than 2 years, long before the N.gland hybrids started popping up.



    The only reason I noticed the glands, is that it recently produced a basal and while I was digging around to see if there were multiple basals I lifted the underside of the leaf and was schocked to see the glands extending all the way to the lower part of the pitcher, I brought over one of my N.gland species plants and the similarity was quite puzzling/striking. The glands become less prominent further up the vine, it seems to be more pronounced on the lower/basal leaves.

    That pitcher was overshadowed by ferns and was freshly opened/not receiving much light, this is normally what they look like when they just open





    It's a pretty crazy clone, I've seen a few other clones that another grower has...... hope they don't mind me posting them....as expected plenty of variation


















    Anyway the plant is just nuts, it's the only plant i have where the tendril's roll inwards toward the stem, rather than outwards as is normal for 99% of the plants I have seen. Maybe it shows complex hybrids can somehow obtain traits that only species carry after all Now let's see how much selective breeding is required to create a N.klossii without actually using aristo/klossii in the mix

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcarlton View Post
    Jealously doesn't even begin to describe my feelings for these pictures..... oh, how I wish my biggest plant wasn't just a simple 'Miranda'.......
    That truncata x ephipp is incredible looking!
    Thanks hcarlton! I was silently following some of your plants for a number of years, there was one that really was an eye catcher, but doesnt seem to be on your growlist, it was something like spectabilis x (thorellii x aristo), anyway it looks very nice and I wondered if it was something you had created, because I never saw that hybrid combination else where, btw i really dig the plant art....




    I actually have one of my own, was lucky enough to get $ prize for it whilst at uni, which I subsequently squandered on an EP order



    It was glazed and all but this is the only photo i currently have, you ever consider adding a lid to yours?

    Some CP themed silvergoods







    made a few others, including a pretty funky looking villosa, but never finished off the polishing part which takes forever

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    Never was successful in getting lids to stand properly. Of all the things I can't do (I can make bowls with walls less than an inch thick over 2 feet wide, I can make a 2 foot dragon with wings held erect, see the avatar, but not lids).
    That hybrid name doesn't sound familiar to me. I just sprouted seeds of 'Rokko' x (thorelii x aristo), and I have spectabilis x platychila, but not spec x (thorelii x aristo). Though I wish.....really wouldn't mid just having thorelii x aristo too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hcarlton View Post
    Never was successful in getting lids to stand properly. Of all the things I can't do (I can make bowls with walls less than an inch thick over 2 feet wide, I can make a 2 foot dragon with wings held erect, see the avatar, but not lids).
    That hybrid name doesn't sound familiar to me. I just sprouted seeds of 'Rokko' x (thorelii x aristo), and I have spectabilis x platychila, but not spec x (thorelii x aristo). Though I wish.....really wouldn't mid just having thorelii x aristo too.
    Yeah i know what you mean the lid is a bit of a challenge, I basically just layered the lid as the clay was drying, if it's wet it will just sag down.

    Does anyone have any exceptional males in flower at the moment? I've got a female vent x tm produces these sorts of pitchers:



    50/50 split on the pro-seeds once they are ready



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    Exceptional? No, jus mixta and Miranda pollen...... you should see if you can find someone with like spectabilis pollen or other.
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    N. lowii Mt-Kinabalu x (ampullaria x mira) mira-ish clone upper pitcher




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    Gorgeous plants as usual, red lowii. You mentioned earlier that N. mira seems to dominate in its hybrids. In your mira hybrids, does it dominate only in pitcher morphology, or do the plants also exhibit mira's growth habit -- short internodes, no real vine to speak of, long tendrils. I know that mira has been observed to vine in the wild, but the largest cultivated specimens I've seen appear reluctant to do so.

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    Thanks mikulas,

    I'd say that's a pretty spot on observation about mira's influence extending to the leaves/internodes of the plant, to prove the point:

    N. lowii Mt-Kinabalu x (ampullaria x mira) mira-ish clone



    N. lowii Mt-Kinabalu x (ampullaria x mira) ampullaria-ish clone



    With internodes like that there's little vining potential and also N. ampullaria is not exactly the best vining species, but..... same deal in another cross involving N. mira

    N. lowii Mt-Kinabalu x (maxima x mira)



    Another thing worth noting, is the relative deformity of the leaves themselves, Lowii no doubt is a contributer to this and naturally gives some of it's hybrids slight ripple/waveness, particularly when multiple parents have this trait ( eg N. lowii x truncata), but i had not witnessed it to this extent in other lowii hybrids and I believe it's N. mira that's the main culprit.





    And finally to sum up, a few years ago when I received the two clones of N. lowii Mt-Kinabalu x (ampullaria x mira)
    I put both plants in the one large pot and a small cutting of N. Sabre (approximately the same size). So after around 2/3 years growth, it's easy to see the difference. N. Sable on the left & the two clones of N. lowii Mt-Kinabalu x (ampullaria x mira) at the back and right of the pot.


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