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    I purchased what is labeled as "Nepenthes Gentle" today. It's in quite bad shape but there is 4 growing points to restart new plants from. But the image on the tag shows what looks like my big plant of "N. maxima x ? #1 Red" which makes slightly peltate leaves and 25 cm pitchers. I half bought this plant cos it was a new nep and half cos I wanted to compare the photo to the plant I have.

    Can anyone tell me who the parents are of N. Gentle?

    I tried a futile search on the CP database and on Google. I thought people had mentioned N. Gentle on this forum before but I could not find the specific posts when I ran a search. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

    Thanks for any thoughts! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Search gave me the following thread:
    http://www.**********.com/cgi-bin....=gentle
    Is that a Nepenthes in your pocket or you just happy to see me?

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    Is there a better way to run a search on here then just typing "Nepenthes Gentle" and selecting "tropical pitcher plants" from the drop down menu?
    That's what I did and it returned a copy of every post from the Nepenthes forum.

    CP database simply says No Match for any specific plants I type in. It only returns results for me if I only type the genus in, and then it gives me the whole list.

    According to that post nobody knows what it is exactly. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

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    If I understand correctly it's parents are not positively known.

    To search here I just typed in gentle
    Then set if for this month and older (default I think is for this month and newer! Which is kind of pointless)
    Also make sure it is set for topic and post so it searches more than just the topic titles.

    I searched just the nepenthes forum also.

    The CPdatabase is kind of funky. I think hybrids are listed as
    * so you would need to either go with just gentle or *gentle.

    Tony
    Is that a Nepenthes in your pocket or you just happy to see me?

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    I believe that "Nepenthes Gentle" is a cross between N.fusca & N. maxima.

    bill

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    It looks very similar to a mass produced TC plant sold here in the US as N. 'Corn.bak' It may be a TC sibling (from the same seed pod but a different seed). I am inclined to agree with Bill that it is N. maxima x N. fusca. I've got one just starting to flower now.

    Trent

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    Trent, if we have the same plant your pitchers should resemble mine which seem to have topped out at around 25 cm high:


    Sold labeled as N. coccinea (it clearly is not). Upon purchase of the "N. gentle" the other day (which had a plastic tag with photograph of the plant with pitchers) it looks just like this.

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    That's the plant from Holland called N. 'Miranda' here in Florida. The pic I saw previously of a N. 'Gentle' looked exactly like the plant we call 'Corn.Bak'. Miranda can get large, and when grown properly for a few years they are spectacular.
    The 'Corn.Bak' has a flared, bronzy brown peristome and is very cylindrical, pale yellow green wuth rust colored spotting. It has the vaulted neck like fusca with a narrow, wavy edged lid.
    I'll see if I can get some pics up soon.

    Trent

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