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    Some people here told it some time again: The dutch mass-marketed nurseries call the plants after the female plant. All of your "N. alatas" are "N. alata x ventricosa". You can see that, watch the pitcher form. Because of this mess in Europe many many people think they have alatas and tobaicas and so on, but instead of that they are growing hybrids! So please mark them correctly.

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    Yes that is N. x ventrata. Still a nice plant and very easy to grow, super for beginning Nepenthes enthusiasts.

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    Indeed they are nice. OK, my question is whether or not a N. alata x ventricosa is a N. x ventrata the same way a N. ventricosa x alata is. If the parents are reversed, is it still a "ventrata"? This has me confused because I ran accross some neps a while back where some were labeled as N. x ventrata, and some were N. alata x ventricosa.

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    That means the same thing. Generally the female or stigmatic parent is first in the cross and the male or stamatic parent is the second name in the cross. So N. alata x ventricosa mean N. alata was the girl and ventricosa was the boy. N. ventricosa x alata means a gender change. But yes, either cross will give you N. x ventrata.

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    OK, so if you have a N. x ventrata, you don't know for sure if the female parent was ventricosa or alata. Interesting. I thought it was wierd that my plant was labeled as alata x ventricosa (I bought it because it was five bucks for a four-foot vine. I made a slew of cuttings from it that I will be giving away.) Thanks for the info. That one had been bugging me for a while.

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    ohh man, I missed the miranda! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] Well, I'll get a coccinea then [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    I want the cocciena really bad...but I could only put it on a east facing windowsill. I have sangiuene and ventra growing there. not high humidity but I would mist it often. Will it be able to pitcher? Please respond soon! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Capslock, read my post above yours. The female comes first in the cross. N. alata x ventricosa can be read as girl x boy. But yes if only the hybird name is given you cannot tell for sure.




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