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Thread: N. x 'rokko' details/history

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    Not had much luck with Google.

    Does anyone know the background info on N. x 'Rokko'?

    Natural or man-made?

    Older hybrid or new?

    Etc.

    Thanks,

    Aaron.

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    Hi Aaron:

    Nepenthes rokko is thorelli X maxima. it is an old hybrid.

    gus

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    Thanks Gus.

    So it's old... What about man-made versus natural? I'm guessing man-made given the name!?

    AJ

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    I was doing some research and it said that Nx. Rokko is one of the old victorian hybrids that are supposed to be worth getting. I thought it was a natural hybrid.

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    Hi Aaron and Mad about cps:

    Maxima is very well spread out throughout southeast asia. I am not sure whether this species is found where thorellii is also found. I could be wrong but thorelli is native to Laos, thailand, cambodia and nearby countries. while maxima is predominantly indonesian species. I don't think both species naturally coexist in nature. I am not sure though

    Gus

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    OK,

    Found this on CP Jungle.com:

    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Another widespread hybrid, this one was created in Japan. It was a cross between N. thorelii and N. maxima. The Japanese utilized N. thorelii heavily in their hybrids. N. thorelii adds brilliant crimson coloration to hybrids, as well as can cause the pitchers to "tub out" into wider proportions. The complex hybrid N. xRokko x N. thorelii produces pitchers that are much "tubbier" than that of N. rokko.
    So it seems man-made and, Christian, not sure about that "Victorian" status. Oh the joy of uncertainty.

    AJ.

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    N. Rokko is a Japanese hybrid, made in the 1960s or early 70's. It is thorelii x maxima. It is a hybrid name, not a cultivar. How many clones exist is unknown, but there are male and female plants of N. Rokko.
    Hope this is helpful.
    Trent

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    no one has added the dang thing grows like a weed too, it out paces my ventrata by a wide margin [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] i read somewhere that it may grow up to 7 feet a year and i believe it. beautiful pitchers. even the uppers ive seen on mine are quite colorful.
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