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Decided to get out the camera today, took some new pics:
N. 'Rebecca Soper'
N. (inermis x singalana) x mira
N. alata "Pink"
N. 'Song of Melancholy'
And finally, a couple pitchers on the amp Harlequin
I have a new picture of the ampullaria Harlequin (okay, a couple), as I was moving things around for feeding and pulled him out to look...... didn't realize the plant was this big:
It has 3 main growth points, one vining, and at least 2 of the carpet basals:
Quick update for no particular reason: the amp has outgrown its pot and will be moving up, as it is now probably over 4 feet long, with like 8 basals. In other news, here are some new pics of other plants:
(inermis x singalana) x mira
N. 'Rokko' Exotica
the 'Rebecca Soper' recently decided to drop the colorful pitchers and go for the more elegantly shaped uppers. Let's have a comparison
sanguinea Orange-nectar almost tastes like citrus candy and the flavor is really strong
and last of all, N. graciliflora "Pink"
Got some new pics to share:
N. BE sp. 1, new pitcher
and an older pitcher
N. truncata Lowland SG putting on some good size and color
The biggest pitcher yet on my clipeata x (clipeata x eymae)
And N. 'Gentle'
Those plants look great! I love the moss in the N. truncata lowland SG plant! Happy moss- happy Nepenthes! But that picture of N. graciliflora 'Pink'... I realize that the species is closely related to N. alata, but that picture looks *exactly* like the N. alata I use to grow. Do you, or anyone, know the morphological characteristics that differentiate the two?
The so-called N. "alata" a lot of people grow is graciliflora. I would also bet money the common clone of "x ventrata" is actually a hybrid with graciliflora instead of alata. Some major characters that distinguish the two are: graciliflora lacks a noticeable indumentum on the pitchers and/or leaves, has a more bulbous pitcher bottom and thin neck, also tends to lose the wings while alata will sometimes keep them (if I remember this correctly, I may have that backwards), graciliflora also rarely has much patterning, and it is found on most of the islands in the Philippines while the true alata is currently confined to Luzon and small islands nearby, if that.
got some more pics to put up:
N. 'Miranda' lower hiding behind the light cord: this one is pushing 7 1/2", and isn't fully expanded yet, so it may count as my largest pitcher ever!
And an upper framed in the window
One of the better pitchers on my N. ventricosa "red"
A pair of ventricosa x gymnamphora
Lower on N. 'Rokko' Exotica
Most recent pitcher on N. truncata Lowland SG
N. Viking #19 x (maxima x trusmadiensis)
N. talangensis actually seems to be an easy grower, though that happy moss may have something to do with that....
N. clipeata x (clipeata x eymae)
N. eustachya "red" Bukit Barisan seedlings
'Rebecca Soper' lower
and the oddly colored uppers: I like how they get random dark patches and speckling
Glamour shots of N. graciliflora "Pink," my most elegant pitcher
N. 'Gentle' promises much at maturity
N. copelandii pitchers from 2 separate growth points