Re: Nepenthes madagascariensis

Rick Walker (
Mon, 21 Mar 1994 12:10:38 -0800

> And I seriously doubt that Madagascar natives spent any time at all
> crossing Nepenthes.

No, the humans probably didn't. But what about the possibility that
the Madagascar insects had a profoundly different preference in plants
than the insects in Indonesia? It seems that if a bug prefers certain
kinds of nectar, colors, shapes, etc. that it could exert as much
influence on the plant as human breeders.