Re: Nepenthes 'Taipai Taiwan'

Date: Thu Nov 18 1999 - 08:51:46 PST

Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 16:51:46 +0000
Message-Id: <aabcdefg3922$foo@default>
Subject: Re: Nepenthes 'Taipai Taiwan'

Dear Susan,

> We have a Nepenthes here at the garden labeled as Nepenthes 'Taipai
> Taiwan',

I guess it should be "Taipei", the capital of Taiwan. BTW: No species
of _Nepenthes_ is native to Taiwan (although _N. mirabilis_ does
occur in S China, incl. Hainan).

> I have not found such a cultivar listed in any reference I have, nor in
> the CP Database. Does anyone know if this is an accepted cultivar?

If you did not find it in the cp database, which is the online
version of the "International Register of Cultivated Carnivorous
Plants", then the name is not registered. I would guess that 95% of
the carnivorous plant cultivar names that are not registered have
never been established (published with a description). So the
probability is very high that the name you mentioned is
essentially bogus.

> And what it's ancestry is?

Heaven might know. Please address your complaints (you might add
my regards together with some mild, i.e. legally neutral, reproach
for distributing plants with bogus names) to the salesperson you
obtained the plant from.

Kind regards

International Registrar

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