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    [img]http://home.**********.com/neilsingapore/truncata,green2,40%.jpg[/img]
    [img]http://home.**********.com/neilsingapore/truncata,red2,30%.jpg[/img]
    I believe both the images above are N. truncata but they look quite different. Are they two different varieties or is it due to the growing conditions?
    [img]http://home.**********.com/neilsingapore/truncata,green,30%.jpg[/img]
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    I'm not sure what happened but it posted the topic before I'd finished typing,......
    Here is a close-up of the 2nd type.
    [img]http://home.**********.com/neilsingapore/truncata,red,35%.jpg[/img]

    I'm just interested to know why 2 plants both labelled N. truncata look so different. Could one of them be a hybrid?
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    They're both N. truncata, but probably from different locations and hence are different varieties. I have the second one, which I think comes from Malesiana Tropicals.

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    The one pitcher there looks like it had a minor mutation to it.

    Another factor is lower vs. upper pitchers. Lower pitchers on truncata are less colorful and tube shaped. Uppers have the wide flaring peristome and colorful striped and splotches on the pitcher throat.

    Here are 2 of my N. truncata plants:



    Mature specimen of N. truncata. Obtained through Mike Catalani.



    Juvenile plant of N. truncata from **********.

    You can see major differences just from the age of the plants. So your plants may have different ages and therfore difference mature characteristics.

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