Thought people might be interested to see this stunning new variety of N. hamata which I recently photographed in Sulawesi. *It comes from a mountain quite far away from the type locality of N. hamata and shows that this species has a good bit of geographical variation throughout its range.
Compared with the variety from Gunung Lumut (which is probably the source of all the plants currently in cultivation?), the pitchers of this new form are more robust and entirely red with a dense coating of rusty brown hairs. *Also, the bristles on the lid are not as numerous nor branched. *In all other vegetative respects it matches N. hamata very well.