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Nepenthes sp 'philippines' ID?

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I received a plant labelled N sp. 'philippines' from Bruce Bednar a few months ago now. Its thrown out a few pitchers, the first of which was pretty deformed while it established itself to my growing conditions. Its now opened its third good one under my care, so I am starting to look for an ID. I feel like I should know what it is, but the name can't come to my head. Here's the newest pitcher:

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Anyone have any thoughts?
 
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I think it might be the new highland species that's closely related to N. ventricosa and N. sibuyanenis. It's in the process of being described as N. tenuidon, but it doesn't have official species rank yet. The peristome on your plant looks a little less developed than the peristomes on other cultivated specimens of this plant, but that might be because it's still young.
 
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It is a fairly young plant. Here is a reference shot of the whole thing. Sorry, the growing area is a bit cluttered:

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Its interesting to note that the green pitcher that looks like it just opened is actually the first normal one to open for me.
 
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Double posted accidently off my phone. Here's another shot:

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Going just off the pitchers it's reminiscent of certain mirabilis varieties. The leaves are similar to those seen on plants like sanguinea or ventricosa however. It probably needs to produce more mature pitchers for us to tell. And I rather doubt it's that newly described species, from what pics I've seen.
 

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Judging by the defined waist and the shape of the leaves at its age, my current guess is still N. philippinensis.

Here is a picture of a bunch of N. philippinensis seedlings and I think that they look pretty similar.

 
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I'm inclined to think it might be N. philippinensis. I've got about 12 hybrids with mirabilis in them and every single one of them has fuzzy leaf margins, except this one. I thought that was a trademark of the species? I do need to get some more mature pitchers out of it, so I'll have to post some more pictures in a few weeks. Thanks guys!
 
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