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Thread: N. lowii's trdemark ain't no trademark

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    somoene somewhere sometime told me (hey... I was new! can't find the post for some reason) that the bristles on n. lowii's pitchers (lower) were it's trademark... well, correct me if I'm wrong but Nepenthes ephippiata also has them!
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    lowii is different though. it's got a different shape color and the pitchers work differently.

    when i think of lowii i think of bagpipes... i'm weird lol

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    also coloration is different and there are other reasons
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    N. lowii and ephippiata are very closely related.

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    I think it was me. And I stick by the comment. Lowii has many, pronounced bristles under its lid. There are two other species which also have bristles under the lid, although not to the same extent: ephippiata (which is related to lowii) and macfarlanei. In macfarlanei, it is not a consistent trait.

    Accordingly, lowii is the epitome of species having bristles under the lid, IMHO, which is why I said it's a trademark feature.

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    yeah lowii has more, thin bristles when ephittia (sp?) has less thick bristles
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    yeah either way you put it they both look really vicious
    P.S. Has anyone ever crosse lowii and hamata?
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    well, I just thought you meant that it was the only one to have bristles.
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