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it is an honour to have you in the forums. welcome.
Now let's get back to business. Where did you find that beauty?. How are you sure it is not a hybrid?. It does not matter anyway, hybrid or not, it is breathtaking, and i want one!. n [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
P.S. any names for it yet? ie, hairy hamata or hamata velvet?
Ch'ien Lee,Originally Posted by [b
Very nice photograph... What camera did you use to take it?
many thanks for sharing this wonderful photo!
This brings back a discussion I had earlier this year with Johannes Marabini. He mentioned that the plant Turnbull and Middleton described as N. hamata is a different plant than the N. dentata described by Kurata. He thought the plant described as N. hamata might in fact be a hybrid of N. dentata and N. tentaculata. - Judging from your pitcure I have to agree. A hybrid of the plant on your photo and N. tentaculata in fact could look very similar to the plant described as N.hamata.
Wow, very snazy. I wish I could grow that guy.
Any way so you think the current N.hamata in cultvation is a hybrid and the true hamata is that fuzzy pink one?
I disagree on the N. tentaculata theory. I don't think N. tentaculata with any species could produce what we see as the N. hamata in cultivation. I wouldn't rule out that perhaps a little N. tentaculata influence way back in the distant past is a possibility.
Is that a Nepenthes in your pocket or you just happy to see me?
Glad to see you posting again! You come back in style, lol! That is the hairiest pitcher I have ever seen. What a great, great find.
Hi Joachim,Originally Posted by [b
An interesting point, however I think the reason for this belief is due to the great difference in the upper and lower pitchers of this species. *Although Turnbull & Middleton cited the specimen Kurata used in his description, they used a specimen of their own collection from the same mountain for the type of N. hamata. *Kurata's material (Eyma 3572) consisted only of upper pitchers and these showed the unusual long-clawed peristome. *T & M's description included the lower pitchers and noted their similarity with N. tentaculata. *For those who have seen the plants in the wild or been able to grow them to flowering size, it is readily apparent that the tentaculata-like lower pitchers and the long green upper pitchers with the clawed peristome belong to the same plant. *Although it is certainly possible that N. hamata occasionally hybridizes with N. tentaculata, I haven't yet seen any plants in the wild which might represent this cross.
The red hairy plant in the photograph merely represents a geographical variant of N. hamata, and it does NOT occur at the type locality (sorry, not revealing any localities for now). *The plants in this population appear to have very little variation, although peristome color is occasionally yellowish-green between the teeth. *Upper pitchers of this variety are generally orange in color and although they do have a nicely toothed peristome, the claws are not as long as the G. Lumut variety.
The picture was taken with a Nikon D70, Nikkor Micro 60mm, and tripod.
I'll trade my liver right now for that plant!!![img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/blues.gif[/img] !!
I am speechless.. * *... *...
Any idea when this plant will be available? I've already chewed all my fingernails off!! heheh *[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
Thank's for giving all of us here a chance to see it. Makes me wonder what else is hiding out there [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] *( let's see, tent.. mosquito repelant..boots...compas? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] *)
can't be a hybrid- the peristome and hair is too prominant. if it was a hybrid the amount of hair and structure of the peristome would be greatly reduced.
that's a true amazing plant, it reminds me of the little aliens from the Critters movies.