Don Burden (donb@iglou.com)
Tue, 15 Mar 94 16:36 EST

There was an e-mail message to the orchids group from someone in the botany
department at the University of Wisconson a few days ago. After an exchange
of e-mail, he said he will ask Thomas Gibson to try and contact this CP
e-mail group. Tom has a large collection of rare Nepenthes and Heliamphora.

My P. cyclosecta (?) is sending up a flower! Very short spur, so I assume
this is mis-labelled.
P. esseriana is also in full flower at the moment - looks identical to the
photo in CPN, Dec 1987, p. 108.
D. chrysolepis is also starting to flower.

N. mixta 'superba' has a pitcher 22 cm - that's 8 and 3/4 inches! This
is growing in a 10-inch pot and the plant needs watering every day. It
probably needs a bigger pot. The vine is 5 feet long.

(), '', "", etc:
'' (or `') is standard for recognized cultivar names. The `' combination
doesn't look symmetrical on my computer and printer so I use ''.
example: N. x mixta 'superba' is a well-known common cultivar and
is often shortened to N. x 'superba'. Notice that this is a
completely different plant from the hybrid N. x superba.

"" is not standard, but I like to use these for anything unique or
descriptive about a certain clone -
examples: N. ampullaria "red spotted pitchers"
N. leucophylla "anthocyanin-free"

() is not standard either, but I try and use parenthesis for non-descriptive
but important data, such as where the plant originated
examples: D. peltata (Morningston Peninsula)
N. rafflesiana (Kota Kinabalu)
D. sp. (Auyan Tepui, from seed sold by Allen Lowrie)

The new Glasshouse Works catalog arrived a few weeks ago. They will sell
Nepenthes in summer from a seperate specialty list.

Don Burden
New Albany, Indiana, USA