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    Last year I bought a batch of inermis from Malesiana. There appear to be a number of clones, because there is a fair bit of variability in pitcher colour. Some are pure green, some have a tiny hint of red, and some are flushed with red. One has gone a deep burgundy, and is definitely not pure inermis given its colour and pitcher shape.

    Does anyone else have a Malesiana inermis which has proved to be a hybrid, and worked out what the cross is? At this stage, this plant is too small to really tell, and it doesn't match any of the species that Charles Clarke says inermis hybridises with in the wild.

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    I just got a batch but didn't see anything unusual. Can you post a picture? Maybe they are pulling them from the group now as I didn't see anything like you describe. Have you checked their site to see if they are now offering an N. inermis hybrids?
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    Tony,

    I got mine ex vitro, so it wasn't visible for the first year. It has only been in the last few months that it has started to throw out large purple pitchers. I'll get a pic and post it when I can.

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    Perhaps its a purple inermis?(post from an ignorant person on this species)
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    No, inermis should be pure green. Also the pitcher shape is not quite right. What has probably happened (which would not be the first time) is that the tissue culture material is from wild-collected seed. The big problem with growing seed collected in the wild is you're never quite sure what you have until it is fairly mature, as you can't be sure it was the same species which pollinated the seed capsule. Indeed, some of the seed may be pure species, and some may be hybrid. Which is how burbidgeae x edwardsiana come onto the market - it was collected from burbidgeae for burbidgeae culture, but turned out to be hybrid material.
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    Hi all:

    I would not call the pitchers pure green, but yellowish green. I do believe it has more yelllow than green though.

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    I would call lower pitchers pure green. Uppers can have a yellowish hue, but yellow in plants is a bit of a faded green. I was just comparing to the red/purple colour, which according to Charles, is never seen in plants in the wild. He says inermis lower pitchers are always pure green in the wild and he has never seen any red on them, which made him doubt the purity of the clones with red.
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    Perhaps a distant hybrid was in this clones past?

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