I'm not a huge fan of Nepenthes hybrids, i prefer the individual species but there was two which I couldn't resist. and I got them in the mail today, making my week!
First is Nepenthes burbidgeae X N. edwardsiana:
This nifty pitcher is 5 cm high on a 16 cm diameter plant.
I do not know if this is crossed with the true N. edwardsiana or N. edwardsiana ssp. macrophylla. The pitchers are more cylindrical than those of N. macrophylla but there does appear to be a lot of ridges/teeth on the peristome and N. edwardsiana has fewer of these ridges than macrophylla. Of course all could be artifacts from the burbidgeae parentage. It would be awesome if this was simply a spotted edwardsiana with wide burbidgeae leaves!
Next is Nepenthes thorelii X aristolochides
The above pitcher is 6.5 cm in height on a plant 18 cm in diameter. reminding me of an elongate darker colored N. aristolochides. I'm hoping the pitchers will remain at least as globose as they are now and becoming even larger and more rounded as the plant matures.
Anybody know anything about these hybrids?
Thanks for any thoughts! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]