>finally also my N. hamata has produced an bigger and more mature pitcher. My plant origins from Andreas and I still think this clone is
>different to the plants originating from Malesiana tropicals (i.e. Josh's and Dustin's N. hamata). The peristome of this clone is not as
>compressed and the shape of the pitcher is different.
As far as I know, many (all?) of the N. hamata plants sold by Andreas during the past few years originated from Malesiana Tropicals as well, since many plants were purchased by him from MT. *However I'm not sure if Andreas has also been growing and propagating plants from other sources. *Also, AFAIK nearly all of the N. hamata plants being circulated in the US orginate at some point or other from the MT stock. *These plants come from a single seed collection made in Central Sulawesi in 1996 and are composed of 18 different sibling clones. *There was a small bit of variation in these clones, mostly in the length and density of the peristome teeth, but also somewhat in the coloration (one clone was nearly black both inside and outside the pitchers) and the extent of bristles on the lid. *This corresponds to the variation I have seen in the wild population. *The most striking variant I have seen in the wild (which unfortunately is not in cultivation) is a green-pitchered plant with a dark purple peristome (see photo). *I'd be keen to hear if anyone has turned up with this color variant in their plants. *Also, does anyone grow N. hamata from locations other than Gunung Lumut in Central Sulawesi?