Date: Mon, 15 Mar 1999 08:19:44 -0500 From: Nicholas Plummer <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Message-Id: <aabcdefg795$foo@default> Subject: Nepenthes maxima
Two quick questions about Nepenthes maxima:
First, In _The Savage Garden_, Peter D'Amato says that N. maxima has a
"tooth" that protrudes from the front of the lid. Is this a variable
characteristic or perhaps restricted to upper pitchers? I have a plant
labeled Nepenthes maxima that originally came from Cal State Fullerton,
and at least on its lower pitchers, it lacks this extension. The photos
of N. maxima in the CP-database also lack the "tooth," but assuming I am
looking at the right part, N. eymae seems to possess it. The N. maxima
photos are lowers, while the N. eymae is an upper.
Second, I was recently given a cutting of "Nepenthes curtisii" from
Atlanta Botanic Garden. Am I correct in thinking N. curtisii a synonym
of N. maxima? Is there any reason why A.B.G. might have retained the
"N. curtisii" label?
(rainy and cool in Durham, N.C. The first buds are visible on the
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