Re: Re: Help identifying Nepenthes

From: Steve Clancy (
Date: Thu Aug 12 1999 - 11:05:29 PDT

Date: Thu, 12 Aug 1999 11:05:29 -0700 (PDT)
From: Steve Clancy <>
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Subject: Re: Re: Help identifying Nepenthes

Dave, Thanks. I wasn't sure what to show, but I will remedy that today.
I'll take a picture of the entire rosette and post it at the same address

Thanks again.


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On Wed, 11 Aug 1999, Dave Evans wrote:

> Hi Perry and Steve,
> > >I have had an undentified species of Nepenthes ....
> > >Surely there must be someone out there who could take a stab at
> > >identification? I've posted a few photos at
> > >
> >
> > Are you sure it's a species and not a hybrid? I checked out
> > the pictures, and three possibilities came to my mind: N. ventricosa,
> > N. burkeii, or N. x ventrata (ventricosa x alata).
> > I compared the pictures against my ventricosa and ventrata, and I've
> > found differences which might rule them out. But they're close. I
> > don't have burkeii.
> I could tell better if the whole rosette were shown in the photos,
> Steve. If the leaves are an even width the whole way, except right
> at the end where the tendril starts, then I would guess that you
> have N.ventricosa. If they are bowed--thicker in the middle--then
> you surely have a hybrid.
> Perry, if's N.* ventrata, then it's not a F1 hybrid, but would
> have to be crossed back again with ventricosa.
> Dave Evans

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