Re:N.curtisii revisited

Date: Fri Mar 19 1999 - 09:24:00 PST

Date:          Fri, 19 Mar 1999 09:24:00 
Message-Id: <aabcdefg867$foo@default>
Subject:       Re:N.curtisii revisited

Dear Paul,

> I've heard of a Nepenthes, resembling N.maxima, growing
> around the
> Mt. Penrissen area on the Sarawak / West Kalimantan border. There is
> also a mention of it in PITCHER PLANTS OF BORNEO (Phillips &Lamb).

These plants (at least what I have seen of them) can be assigned to
_N. veitchii_ without great problems.

> I just wonder if this could,in any way, explain the original type
> collection
> location of N.Curtisii..?????

Rather certainly not. The Mt. Penrissen plants are nothing like the
unabmiguous _N. maxima_ evidenced by the drawing accompanying the
original description of _N. curtisii_.

Kind regards

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