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    New species of Nepenthes discovered, Nepenthes zygon.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/environ...s-9883059.html

    Thoughts? According to the article it is a previously unidentified species of Nepenthes with pitchers similar to N. alata. The only other discovery of the plant was over a century ago by an American explorer. They are able to distinguish this plant from N. alata by its flower.
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    A little research reveals that this Nepenthes zygon was previously known as the Mt. Pasian form of N. copelandii released by BE, so it is already in cultivation. People did comment on its differences from the Apo form of N. copelandii, like the lack of infundibular upper pitchers, as they grew them out. I've been looking for a plant for ages but it doesn't show up often.

    The article says that Jebb and Cheek formally described two more species, which are named Nepenthes armin and Nepenthes tboli, also from the Philippines.
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    Interesting! I made a joke in chat that this species might already be in cultivation as mis labeled alata, and it seems I was partially correct!
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    Anyone where knows a picture of the so called nep. Armin?

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    I've had this plant for a couple of years now, purchased as the BE Pasian plant. The vine has since died on my own plant and all that's left is a small basal. Since all the photos of my plant seem to have been in my photobucket album that vanished, here are some other pics from the internet. Keith Ellison apparently has one as well, me may have some more recent photos available.

    http://www.cpphotofinder.com/nepenthes-zygon-10821.html

    http://s918.photobucket.com/user/Phi.../014a.jpg.html

    http://s379.photobucket.com/user/ell..._0565.jpg.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red dragon View Post
    Anyone where knows a picture of the so called nep. Armin?
    Like most of the Filipino Nepenthes that Jebb and Cheek have recently described, N. armin was described from herbarium material and there are probably not any verified photos of live plant material. Someone with a subscription or access to the journal, Blumea, could verify this. The only information I can find on the taxon so far is on the International Plant Names Index.
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    Oh yeah, the BE Paisian plant is grown by a few people. I think some growers in southern Florida have it.

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    The article can be found here online. I'll read through it myself when I have more time. Interestingly enough, Nepenthes truncata and N. robcantleyi have been moved to the N. alata complex by Jebb and Cheek in the paper as well.
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