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Thread: New variety of n. hamata

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    Hi Ch'ien,

    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.

    Cheers,

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Joachim Danz @ Oct. 03 2004,3:41)]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.
    Hi Joachim,

    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.

    Best regards,
    Ch'ien

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    Hello Ch'ien,

    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] )

    Robin

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    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.

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    Hi all:

    I was just wondering, i was not aware that N. tentaculata was also found in Sulawesi?. As far as i knew, it was a Bornean species!. Please someone, let me see the light!

    Thanks

    Gus

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    Hi,

    N. tentaculata also occurs on Sulawesi. It looks a little bit like N. hamata without teeth. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
    You can see a picture on my site.

    Jan

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    Thanks Jan, very much appreciated.

    gus

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    Awe inspiring Chi'en! That photo made my day! I've grown N. hamata to maturity.....now on to aquring this one! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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