Phylogenetic relationships of Nepenthes Apr 9, 2008 16:31:20 GMT 7
Post by agustinfranco on Apr 9, 2008 16:31:20 GMT 7
With regards to your thoughts on mapululensis and northiana. It was Charles Clarke who originally made the association between the two species. If you were to look at Nepenthes of Borneo page 104, you'll see a mapuluensis that look like the northiana prototype.
Chi'en Lee showed us that the mapuluensis he found looks more like a boschiana x northiana type of plant
Martin Cheek on Flora malesiana volume 15 Series I page 96 showed a Nepenthes mapuluensis which coincides with that of Charle Clarke's in pitcher shape, leaves, and inflorescence. My question to all is then which is the real mapuluensis or there are variants like mirabilis echinostoma, chumphong in Thailand, and that of Cape York in Australia. They are all different in pitcher shape, but everything else looks very similar.