Re: Heliamphora

Robert Allen (Robert.Allen@Eng.Sun.COM)
Mon, 21 Mar 1994 09:26:32 +0800

>>I have a modestly small Heliamphora whose pitchers tend to
>>"umbrella" a few days after they open. That is, the rim pops down so
>>in cross section they are bent outwards from the center. Does anyone know
>>a general cause for this, ie to warm, humidity too low or high etc?

If you mean the pitcher opening flares outward
sort of like a tuba or other large wind instrument,
that may be the species you have. H. nutans x
heterodoxa does this to a certain extent.