Here's a good one for ya! *I obtained a plant of New Guinea mirabilis from Bruce Bednar many years ago. *He claims to have gotten it from a missionary who collected it in western New Guinea. *The missionary was able to import it to the US, and thought he discovered a new species. *When Bruce saw the plant, he identified it as mirabilis. *Photo below. * *
While looking through B. H. Danser's "The Nepenthaceae of the Netherlands Indies" 1926, we noticed his description and botanical illustration of N. papuana. *It grows in western New Guinea. *Here is Danser's illustration of N. papuana and photos of our New Guinea mirablis.
Here are some upper and lower pitcher portraits.
Hope posting the photo of the page from Danser's book isn't a problem. *If it is, please edit it out of our post. *We can email the picture to those interested.
Note the leaf structure and growth habit of the plant pictured is the same as the illustration. * Same thing -what do you think?