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Thread: N. thorelii or N. mirabilis

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    Hi All,

    I met a person online from Laos who is selling seed from Nepenthes plants on his own private land. He advertised them as N. thorelii, and sent me this pic, but it kind of looks like N. mirabilis. Both species are found in Indochina. What do you think?

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    Hey,
    My first impression was N. Mirabilis.
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    My guess is also mirabilis. As far as I can tell, N thorelii has pitchers that are darker red.

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    Hi Joe,
    It's definitely mirabilis. Both pitcher and leaf morphology are mirabilis. Even the habitat is mirabilis (edge of a swamp).

    Trent

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    Well, that was what I thought even before I checked the CP Database for locations. Not so sure about pic # 2, but # 1 looks like a greenish upper, similar to the the 'smilesii' variant.

    Thanks,

    Joe

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    He updated the pics on the site, and there are some ground rosettes now, but I am still thinking mirabilis.

    Joe

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    I checked those out. Absolutely. The peristome is so typical of mirabilis and not at all like thorelii.

    Trent

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    Picture 7 is a nice shot of the fimbriate leaf margins.
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