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    if i remember the story correctly it was baby monkeys the cartaker was pulling out of the pitchers.
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    QUOTE FROM swords:
    N. rajah has some of the biggest but not the biggest pitchers, when you compare N. rajah pitchers (35 cm L x 18cm W) to N. edwardsiana pitchers (50 cm L x 16cm W) the rajah pitchers are almost half the length.


    Well yes that is true but you will need an exceptionally OLD N. edwardsiana to make pitchers that large and I don't think you'd be seeing pitchers that big for a WHILE [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] While with an N. rajah you can begin to see very large pitchers in just a few short years.

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    That's not the point though, NG...

    Virus, do u know of any pictures of a N. veitchii clinging to a tree trunk with it's leaves?

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    Greg, I meant as Josh in wanting the plant he is going to see results on his rajah must faster then he would on an edwardsiana, if he were to add it to his collection. That's my point.

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    True NG, but I'd still give my left... rajah for one of those bad boys! The way I figure it, the sooner I get one the sooner I get those jurassic pitchers even if it's 5 years down the road "best get started right away" ha ha! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

    Greg the back cover of Neps of Borneo & the accompanying field guide Neps of Sabah each has a photo of veitchii climbing a tree but I haven't seen any other pics that I know of.

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    Josh,

    i just looked threw a couple of places and the only supplier of N.edwardsiana is not selling any of his plants right now. yes, i recall seeing one a couple of days ago he was still small in size but, mean looking
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    George,
    I know who you mean but I do not know if his plants are true edwardsiana but actually N. edwardsiana ssp. macrophylla, which is what I already have from another guy on the opposite side of the globe which is actually N. macrophylla and not the true N. edwardsiana, even though the catalogue entry is N. edwardsiana ssp. macrophylla. The true edwardsiana has fewer but larger teeth than macrophylla and much longer pitchers and shorter leaves than macrophylla. Many of the photos on the site are convincing but I wonder if it's the same plant which he has in cultivation.

    If anyone out there can independently verify that this IS the true edward the great, oh boy...! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    Quote (nepenthes gracilis @ Feb. 16 2003,04:21)
    Greg, I meant as Josh in wanting the plant he is going to see results on his rajah must faster then he would on an edwardsiana, if he were to add it to his collection. That's my point.[/QUOTE]
    Hi Dustin,

    where did you get this information from? How many people do you know growing N. edwardsiana?

    Taxonomy is mostly based on opinins of taxonomists, there is no final truth. So it is total legitimate to speak of "N. edwardsiana ssp. macrophylla" if you don't follow the recent arguments of Jebb and Cheek, separating this plant from what we do believe being N. edwardsiana!

    Joachim

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