You lost me on that one Gus. I can't find anywhere in the deffinition of species that says this. The deffinition as I know it simply states "(biology) taxonomic group whose members can interbreed." This doesn't imply that different species can't interbreed.Originally Posted by [b
So by this deffinition N. pervillei and viellardii fit the Nepenthes genus as their flower structure, plant structure, growth habits, morphology etc fall within the confines of the rest of the members in the genus. Also by this deffinition you could theoretically group all the Nepenthes that can interbreed into a single species with perhaps subspecies designations. The point is that in the end when I say N. macrophylla or N. edwardsiana subsp. macrophylla you instantly know exactly what plant I am talking about. This is what the taxonimists goals are. How they break up the big conglomerate of Nepenthes into smaller bits so we can all communicate with each other is always open to debate.
PS.. I would like someone to make me a N. edwardsiana x hamata pls [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]