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    I thought that this would be an interesting place to post your pics of hybrids (or species) that look like something else in a juvenile form or otherwise different form.

    The first photo is N. spectabilis x veitchii


    Now compared to N. eymae x spectabilis.


    I guess the N. spectabilis comes out strong over the other species used.

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    Super looking peristomes on both plants,very nice indeed [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    Just goes to show you how hard it can be to identify hybrids. So many factors involved such as age, size of the plant, lower vs intermediate vs upper pitchers etc.

    Although I am surprised a bit on the leaf form, coloration and pitcher shape of the N. eymae x spectabilis. I don't recall any of mine with leaves looking anything like those pictured. Was that a plant from me?? It doesn't look right. Looks more like N. eymae x veitchii or something like that.

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    Tony, The eymae x spectabilis came from EP and I questioned Geoff about that photo and he said a very very few came out with compact foliage like that. I had assumed my tags got crossed but looking closely at the peristome patterns, it was obvious that it was the spectabilis parent. My eymae x veitchiis all came out with solid colored peristomes that varied from rust bronze through maroon reds.


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    Hmm got me Michael.. I just don't see the N. spectabilis. I have quite a few of the N. eymae x veitchii that have striped peristomes and look just like that one, but not a single N. eymae x spectabilis that looks anything like it.

    Maybe it is what it is.. maybe a few pollen grains from a N. veitchii got mixed in with the flower that had N. spectabilis on it..maybe a few labels got mixed. Probably never know for sure.

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    When it first produced its first pitcher, I had assumed that maybe EP made an error on the tag, so I questioned him. But he said that they couldn't have been mixed especially since several were all bagged together from the same tray/flat. So I am keeping it aside and watching over it. Most of my other N. eymaes x veitchii have the longer tubular pitchers with the bown-maroon striped peristome. I also have another spectabilis x veitchii with longer narrow leaves more closer to N. spectabilis. I believe it will come into pitcher soon. I will post its photos of it when ready.

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    hey... interesting thought... if you pollinate a single flower with 50% pollen from one species, 50% from another, will some plants be hybrids and some be pure?

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    yep, it all depends on how many pollen can reach the ova. (they send down a tube through which the sperm travels... there's two sperm in each pollen grain)
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