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  • #41


Catopsis sp. likely morreniana or possibly berteroniana.



Nepenthes robcantleyi x hamata.
  • #42
robcantleyi x hamata is quite stunning. Nice job man.
  • #43
robcantleyi x hamata is quite stunning. Nice job man.

Thank you, though I can hardly take credit for how nice it looks; I've only had it for a couple of days. ;)
  • #44
Oh man! I cannot wait. XD Mine should be here any day now. That cross is just LEAKING pure potential at such a young age.

err.. ehe um. . I meant, very nice Bromeliad. :)
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  • #45
These were grown from seeds given to me by a relative that purchased them on eBay as a gift. They came labelled as N. tobaica, but I'm aware that they were most likely not labelled correctly.

I am now 99.9% sure that these are not Nepenthes tobaica. Most of the large ones no longer look anything like N. tobaica, but that raises the question: What ARE they?




All three plants above are from the same pod and are about the same age. As you can see, they are extremely variable, not only in the pitchers, but in the leaves as well. (Leaves are different lengths and widths, but are similar overall). These are lowland for sure, if that helps narrow it down.

(Sorry for the blurry pictures, it's not very easy to focus on something that small with a junk cell phone camera.)
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  • #46
Aside from that aberrant squat pitcher, they're definitely tobaica hybrids. But it's fruitless to try and put a name to the rest of the parentage, since they could be the product of introgression (gracilis, mirabilis, reinwardtiana: take your pick).
  • #47
I'd lean toward hybrids with reinwardtiana or mirabilis, but that fatter one certainly throws everything out the window. You have some nice "Poi Dogs" now :)
  • #48
If I had to make a guess, I'd say they're probably either crossed with longifolia or adnata. N.tobaica is fairly widely distributed throughout Sumatra so there are unfortunately many possibilities here, particularly if more than 1 seed pod is involved.
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  • #49
N. tobaica hybrids, no doubt. As Mat says - not much point in speculating about the other parent(s). Could be multiple other pollen donors involved.
  • #50
Cooked P. sanderianum :(
The light fell onto it for ~ 5-10 min. Does it have any chance?

On a happier note- my Catopsis sp. is about to bloom.
  • #51
I love the 3rd nep that we don't kno what its crossed with, the shape and color is nice :)
The 1st nep has a perisome kinda shaped like a heart which ive seen before but im lost to what the heck its called right now lol!
  • #52
Very nice plants bio :)
  • #53
@KATastrophe, Maiden: Thanks!

My unknown Catopsis is now blooming. It appears to be C. morreniana, but I don't know for sure. It isn't C. berteroniana, that's for sure.



Some random pics from my outdoor collection:

S. leucophylla 'Hurricane Creek White'

S. rosea

Dionaea muscipula 'Burbank's Best'

  • #54
The Catopsis is probably C.morreniana. A certain well known cp nursery has been spreading these mis ID'ed plants around for a while now. Nice looking plant none the less.
  • #55
A couple of pics from the grow chamber.

N. robcantleyi

Heliamphora minor

I saw this one about a month ago.
Pantherophis alleghaniensis I think.
  • #56
Cool snake! Love the robcantleyi
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Amazing size and colors, well done!
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N. robcantleyi x hamata