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    I have a miranda which I got from cook's. While most other mirandas have large, reddish leaves, and large red spotted pitchers with a red, slightly striped peristome, Mine is very different. The one out there seems to be very close to a pure mixta, and may actualy be the same cross, but with different plants. Mine has smaller, green leaves, and dark red/purple spotted pitchers with a lighter, ruby red peristome. See-

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    The whole plant can be seen in the upper right corner


    the upper pitchers


    I think what I have may be what the used to call "Holland Hybrid"

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    Me lik-ee....

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    Looks like N. 'Gentle' or 'Corn.bak' to us.
    Here are pics of the real N. 'Miranda'


    Here is the real 'Holland Hybrid'


    Here are some pics of our 'Gentle', but your plant looks like it has not been grown as bright.


    Hope this clarifies things a bit.

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    Thanks. No, my plant DEFFINATELY doesn't have any fusca in it like Gentle. The lid doesn't curl up life fusca, and the peristome is shaped more like maxima than fusca. Uppers are not similar to fusca at all. The chamber I grow it in is actualy very bright. The pitchers attain the same color in maximum light, but in either case the peristome always goes from a pale red to a dark ruby red with age on the lowers. I'll get newer pics up soon. Mine looks as if mixta is more of a distant relative, rather than a parent. Also note the consistent point in the lower peristome that doesn't occur with fusca or gentle.

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    Yes, get better pics up there. It's hard to say, but it's not a Miranda or Holland Hybrid.

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    Could be maxima.

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    Maybe this will help out. More pics of the pitchers. I have also noticed that while the leaves form quickly, lower pitchers are rather slow...









    Hope that helps.

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    There might be several clones going under the name of N. Miranda. I have a couple of pictures to show this.





    This is one of my N. Miranda (of several clones of this name).


    Another angle of pitcher



    Another form with less red in the peristome is also evident.

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    I have other forms with varying amounts of red, speckling and some with different pitcher shapes. I believe that several clones of Miranda were tissue cultured under the same blanket under this name. I also believe there are several forms of the plant going around as N. Ventrata (from the same grower), as some pitchers are red on the uppers and others are yellow green.


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