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Thread: N. truncata lowland forms

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    I was just curious if there were more than the usual five that is in circulation (mostly from tc) around?
    I have seen;

    truncata orange peristome
    truncata striped peristome
    truncata red leaf
    truncata common MT form
    truncata giant
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    theres a german one called N. truncata "red leaf"


    Also I havn't heard of the giant form aren't they all giant? lol DO you ahve pictures or a link to it?
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    We'll go with Jess on that: how big is a giant truncata? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]

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    I am also interested to know how many species of truncata there are sold on the Net.
    Especially..Wistuba does sell Highland Truncata or Lowland truncata? My Truncata from Wistuba should be Highland but I continue not to be sure because some people told me that the highland form should be red stripped instead green with red peristome!
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    Well, there certainly are color variations in the clones of highland truncata. Mine has a striped peristome with a green pitcher body. I've seen the rare black form in person and a reddish-orange form as well.

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    Well...then we should have the same Nepenthes Species.
    Mine is not an adult plant...but the peristome is beginning to take its shapes...
    Check the pic!
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    Nice photo Mr. Aga what size pot is it in so we can gauge some size?

    As for the giant form of the lowland truncata I bought it from a supplier here who said she got it from seed from a plant from the Philippines. I will try to post some pics when I get my new digital camera. The giant form is said to have pitchers that can hold about a liter and a half of fluid. Plus they are deep pitchers with small mouths (like the shot from Mr. Aga)and has been known to trap lizards, snakes and even mice. The leaves are the largest I've seen for a truncata somewhat like a philodendron plant! I just bought two plants because at the time she was selling them for $35 for two inch potted plants and someone else was selling larger ones in six inch pots for $15. Thus I didn't realize that there could be more than a single form of truncata. She has since moved away and I can not ask her for more information. I now wish I bought them all, oh well hind sight again!


    Michael

    Anyone else has any other forms of N. truncata lowland?
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    We have seed raised N. truncata (red peristome x striped peristome) that are like no other truncatas we've ever seen. Each one is unique, and has its own personality.

    About the giant form, perhaps it is regional. Or- perhaps the seed bearer was just an adult plant (and the person who labeled it "giant" was unaware of the adult size of N. truncata). We have seen other species labeled "giant" - like ventricosa, and it turned out that it was just a well grown, mature plant - not a genetic trait. Too bad you can't ask more questions about the plant's origin.

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