Re: Nepenthes Oddity (?)

Andreas Wistuba (A.Wistuba@DKFZ-Heidelberg.DE)
Wed, 12 Jan 1994 11:16:14 GMT+1

> One of my nepenthes is producing a leaf with 2 midribs and 2
> "proto-pitchers". The midribs are about 5mm apart. Is this a common
> occurrence?

Is this only a single leaf or does the plant behave like this with all
leaves? If it's only a single leaf it's most likely just a growth
disturbance. However if it produces such leaves regulary or always it's
likely to be a mutation. I've heared that a double-pitchered N.
rafflesiana was once found in Kinabalu Park with all the leaves double
pitchered, however I do not know if this isn't just a fairy tale.