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    Aaron and Hamish,
    I believe the plant pictured would be considered anamensis or smilesii. We have two clones from the Mansell's, purchased as seedlings many years ago. They are the cross of N. thorelii'squat' x N. thorelii 'red'. Whatever they are, they are very attractive, and can be seen in the Nepenthes photo gallery on our website. We have both a male and female, and the female is the brute of the two, producing huge (for thorelii) fat traps with a somewhat flared perstome, reminding me of a N. rafflesiana spray painted red. Both produce ground shoots frequently, but very different from all the other thorelii I see in that they have very long, red tendrils, often snaking the tendrils horizontally across the pot and set up pitchers in their neighbor's container. On the long vines the tendrils can hang down 30 to 35 cm.
    Have either of you any experience with Geoff's thorelii clone d-purple, bulbous?
    By the way, Aaron, your plant reminds me very much of our N. kampotiana, which may be N. smilesii as well.
    Anyone else have any comments?

    Trent

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    Very beutiful plant Aaron! The coloring is very nice
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    Hi Aaron
    It has come on loads since you first had it,looking good.Lovely colours on it.

    Bye for now Julian

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    Sure has Julian.

    We've had a few warm days this week and I'm sure its growth has accellerated even more. Just having a quick look tonight before the sun went down and I'm sure it looked to have more going on than in that picture above from just a few days ago. Would seem it is going to like the warmer weather a bit more.

    Aaron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Tony Paroubek @ April 21 2004,8:56)]Some new pics of the plant and of the pitchers would be helpful.

    Here is a picture of mine. This is a small plant a few inches across...

    N. thorelii for me does extreamly poor unless grown in strict lowland conditions.

    Tony
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    Very nice plant Noah!
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    Aaron,

    You grow this N. thorelii (that isn't), far better than we can. Reckon we have had a sickly weak clone all this time. We recently had to destroy it for legal reasons but are raising a bunch of new ones from seed. Might be luckier next time. Like Tony, we've found it only does well in strictly lowland conditions but have never managed to get pitchers like in the last photo you posted. Congrats! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    Thanks Rob,

    I like my extremes… grow some to excel like this N thorelii and then get that darn fungus on others [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] Need to find some middle ground!

    I must admit that this clone of N. throelii (or not) does seem to like my intermediate conditions. I can't take too much credit as I've not really had to try too hard with it. for me I'd be putting it in the same ease of growing level as my ventricosa’s, sanguinea’s and alata’s.

    The plant itself was not in very good condition when I got it and having recently been to see the commercial grower neither are any that they have now. Certainly none of the red colouring was present.

    The thought had crossed my mind to get a few more in the hope of getting males and females but I am pretty sure they are TC'd so if I understand correctly there no point as they’ll all be the same sex?

    As a side note, the grower does ship internationally as far as I know so maybe you can get some of this exact clone to cross back with your own stock? Maybe resulting in a more cool tolerant plant?

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