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    Some Myrmecodia seedlings

    It seems like Myrmecodia are all the rage with Nepenthes growers these days, so I tried my hands with some seeds. These are either M. echinata, M. platytyrea, or M. tuberosa (my university collection of ant plants isn't the best managed). I parked them in a plastic bag with some damp paper towels; all the seeds germinated in two days, and a couple of weeks out I have some cute seedlings.

    Myrmecodia sp.

    Myrmecodia sp.

    Myrmecodia sp.

    Myrmecodia sp.
    Marching triffids!

    Myrmecodia sp. mount
    One I mounted for fun; the others will be potted up soon
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    That is quite interesting that they show the distinctive growth habit right from the beginning.

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    Bonjour

    nice juvenils

    M.echinata is a M.tuberosa 'armata'

    your other M.tuberosa come from what area in indonesia because we have 16 ' subsp' in this genus .

    you can grow these genus also in pure peat.

    jeff

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    Hi Jeff, thanks for the information, I am definitely not familiar with Myrmecodia taxonomy so all advice is appreciated.

    The M. tuberosa in the collection are mostly without location data (except for one simply labeled "Borneo") so I suppose they could be many things. Hopefully growing them out and getting some good pictures of the parent plant in the future might help.
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    Bonjour

    on the borneo island you have just 3 myrmecodia tuberosa species

    in the indonesian area : M.tuberosa 'armata' and M.tuberosa 'bracteata'
    in the malaysian area : M.tuberosa 'bracteata ' and M.tuberosa 'apoensis'

    when you have adult plant, take picture to the stem with the alveoli and the clypeoli .

    jeff
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