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Thread: Can i get a nep id?

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    There wasn't much going on in the "Identify That Plant!" forum, so I thought I would try here...

    I bought this plant labelled as N. ventricosa. Now that it has pitchered, I really don't think so. It looks more like my N. ventrata to me.

    What do you think?


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    Yep, ventrata

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    It is possible to identify nepenthes in the lab.The scientist will be looking for the key link.I was told it was a tedious process.

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    I would still vote ventricosa. The full-size pitchers will be easier to ID.

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    It looks like ventrata to me.

    There is a big issue with at least one of the big TC mass production nurseries (is it De Roos?) selling plants that are hybrids by the female parent name. Something to protect IP rights (as a lawyer I'm very sceptical about this).

    So what they do is sell ventricosa x alata as ventricosa, tobaica x khasiana as tobaica etc. I don't understand how they can do this. In all States and Territories in Australia, this would be illegal as it would breach fair trading legislation (what you sell must be what you say it is). I'm sure it would be much the same in the US and Europe??

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    Yes, the DeRoose nurseries do pose a problem with their naming...but the plants they sell are kind of vigorous and pleasing to look at. This ventrata(my opinion) looks to be a very nice specimen.

    Cheers,

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    One way people tend to try and get around the whole issue of selling what you advertise is with disclaimers that say "there is no guarantee that plant identifications are correct" and stuff like that, but what Deroose seems to be saying sounds like a bunch of bull hockey to me too.

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    My only real-life experience is with one ventricosa and one ventrata, so I could be completely off... but my ventricosa has two traits my ventrata doesn't: prominent speckles, and wide floppy lids. The pic above has both.

    For what it's worth *shrug*.

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