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    Has anyone who has a specimen of this species which is producing upper pitchers ever seen
    one as shown in the image linked below? For whatever reason, the rim of the pitcher is
    "pinched" in toward its center. At present, I am unsure whether this is a consequence
    of hot weather, a normal phase in the transition from lower pitchers to uppers, or is simply
    unique to this clone.


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    Can't say that I have seen that before. I guess if it does it consistently and other lowii form normal pitchers then it isn't environmental. Could just be a fluke thing and not genetic or environmental. Sometimes I get an occasional odd pitchers on plants for no reason that I can determine. Other plants of the same clone growing side by side are normal.
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    Having never grown the species I have little to go on but I am just curious, how recently did the pitcher open? I only ask because I was wondering if it might be that the pitcher just hasn't fully "expanded" after popping its lid.

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    It's fully open. It's also the third one I've had do this.

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    Well I guess that means that my theory goes out the window [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Absoulutely fasacinating! I have never seen any pictures of a Lowii pitcher like that! The first mature upper pitcher it has made in it's life also was shpaed like that? Also where ANY normal uppers produced correctly?

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    Name it, Quick! Hehe......

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