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    For me my "favorite" changes...it's usually my most recently aquired one! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

    I that's because of the newness of it, you know, the "novelty" syndrome....Anyway, at the moment, it would have to be x 'Ventrata' (big thanks to Nick and Dyflam for their contributions to my madness)

    Though I must say, since my tobaica suddenly came to life, it's running a close second...

    Then there's.....Oh rats! I can't pick [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]
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    How can you beat the beauty of northiana! And for the Nepenthes grower its a true challenge.
    If you like lowlanders, the 'lowland giants' are spectacular when well grown- bicalcarata, merilliana, rafflesiana gigantea, sumatrana...but northiana remains the elusive beauty.

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    Northiana is indeed awesome! It's just very slow to grow. Mine has gone from 4" diameter to 14" diameter in a little over a year while my bical has gone from 12" to 56" in the same amount of time!

    N. macrophylla (when it gets big) will be another favorite of mine to be sure but there as so many aspects of N. hamata which are interesting/impressive to me.

    One of my "ultimate score" plants is indeed N. edwardsiana (along with N. klossii & N. platychilla) but no one has them for sale at any price. Supposedly they are "not in cultivation"...

    I have a hybrid that is supposed to be partly N. edwardsiana but I do not have confirmation that it's not N. edwardsiana ssp. macrophylla (a.k.a. N. macrophylla). I have asked the "source" of this hybrid but I have not yet heard back one way or the other.

    The hunt continues...! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Swords, in response to your inquiry on the hybrid. This is what I was told upon inquiry.

    "I haven't seen a N. burbidgeae x edwardsiana, but Ch'ien assures me that it is a very nice looking plant. Referring to your questions below, seed was collected from one N. burbidgeae and the seedlings are now big enough to determine that it is a hybrid N. burbidgeae x edwardsiana. It grows in the same habitat as N. edwardsiana. It is definitely not a N. edwardsiana or a N. macrophylla. It is a single clone."

    Your also incorrect on your information regarding at least N. platychilla [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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    Well I don't have that many for space reasons but...I love my raff, bical and ampullaria. I could go as crazy as anybody for the neps but maybe its a good thing I don't have the space. Unless....I come up with a nep chamber.... hehe

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    For a low lander no doubt N.Bical, you have to be in love with it to spend $18 on one 4" plant instead of on the hundreds of other Nepenthes at a cp show.
    Highlander,Spectabilis or Hamata but I've never seen Hamata in person.
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    ha ha! No Tony, I think you misunderstood, I didn't think this was N. edwardsiana, I just did not know whether or not the non-burbidgeae parentage was edwardsiana or macrophylla. I wasn't trying to imply having an edwardsiana! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
    It just seems like the hip on the pitchers of my burb X ed plant are rather high (as in N. macrophylla pitchers) whereas N. edwardsiana is supposed to be have the hip in the lower 1/3rd or so.

    Yes, I have heard that N. platychilla "should be" available sometime in 2004. I just hate the wait! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img]

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    Hi Josh - I understand the question. I was only giving you the information given to me upon my inquiry as to whether it was N. edwardsiana or N. macrophylla as the second parent. Keep in mind the information I received was not directly from Ch'ien so my question may not have been relayed 100% accurately to him or the reply back to me. I think your correct in that they misunderstood the question a bit and thought I was asking if indeed it was either pure N. edwardsiana or N. macrophylla.

    I am pretty confident it is N. edwardsiana based on the following facts to my knowledge:

    N. edwardsiana and N. burbidgeae are only from Mt. Kinabalu while N. macrophylla is only from Mt. trusmadi. N. burbidgeae and N. edwardsiana are known to grow in close proximity and the hybrid has been reported in the wild, although I have never been able to find a picture ;<. I understand what your saying about the hip but pitcher form between seedling and adult could be very different. It is also hard to say how the N. burbidgeae parent will influence the hip etc since this species appears to be very dominant in the hybrid so far and has no hip.
    Tony



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