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    hey there,

    New member here. I just bought a gubler's nep. from lowe's. It is like no other i have ever seen. The pitchers form with no lid at all. just a little stem where the lid should be. I was wondering if anybody has ever seen this before. I am with out access to a camera right now but i will try to get a picture up soon.
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    Hi and welcome to the forums!

    One thing: Are you sure it's a nep? These store brands are famous for mis-labeling their products.
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    Very sure it's a nep. just w/ out lids on the pitchers

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    In that case, it may be a mutation, but it also may be that the lids have all wilted and broken off. If you got it at lowes it no doubt hasn't been too well cared for [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

    Anyway, give it a little TLC and when new pitchers develope see what happens. If you really do have a liddless mutation, cuttings from that sucker will be hotly sought after. Mutations are really cool.

    I guess we can't really say with too much conviction without a picture. This is just me blowing some smoke! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    Quote (schloaty @ April 02 2003,04:58)
    Anyway, give it a little TLC and when new pitchers develope see what happens. [/QUOTE]
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    Arrow

    what shape and siz is the pitcher? What color are the pitchers? Shape of the leafs? and A pic I would love to see this. Is the pitcher browing a little where the lid should be? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    Is it a Nepenthes ampullaria?
    This is the most common Nep I can think of that makes a lid which is like a tiny stem. Here's a pic (not mine) that I found online:

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    Hello Orien, I've seen young immature Neps form half-fommed or incomplete pitchers, such as a N. truncata from TC which develops very slowly and struggles to form a mature pitcher even under supposedly 'ideal' conditions. If your plant is small (from Lowe's, probably so), I would be inclined to think that poor growing conditions during transport coupled with being a young plant would very easily produce an ill-formed pitcher. You may know that pitcher development in an othewise healthy looking Nepenthes is directly affected by the more exacting cultural requirements of the particular species.

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