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I'm very excited that my N. (ventricosa x x tiveyi) x truncata is finally flowering. It looks male to me, but as this is my first real flower spike (N. x 'Miranda' doesn't count to me), I'd like some outside opinions. I'll find out soon enough, but I'd like to do some breeding deals with it, so I need to determine if I need to advertise whether I'll have pollen or female flowers available. IMG_20220520_154245619.jpgIMG_20220520_154202996.jpg

Let me know what you think. Like I said, pretty sure it's male, but I've never seen female flowers in person before so I'm not 100% sure.

Also, I guess this post could be considered a first call for potential breeding partners. I think plants with stripes, particularly N. platychila and hybrids of it, would pair well with the uppers.

Lower pitcher:
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Intermediate pitcher:
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Upper pitcher:
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Yeah, it does look male to me. The round shape is pretty distinct but if you want to be positive you can dissect a flower at this stage to see if it's got an anther or stigma inside.
 

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Looks like we were wrong. This looks female to me. IMG_20220616_121239670.jpg

I don't suppose anyone has any pollen available on very short notice?
 
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