Wish mine hadn't had such a hard time this year... only one survived. But hopefully the seed sprouted will turn out to up that number, i now the spathulata's are doing well. I'll see what pics I can find...
The Search: Seed originals. inter-lowland to inter-highland [60ï¿½F-80ï¿½F Winter / 70ï¿½-90ï¿½F]:
#1 N. klossii
#2 N. hurrelliana
N. veitchii (squat-red striped peristome)
TM hybrids (intermediate)
I have the lowland variety (Sungai Samba), and the highlander (Batu Lawi).
My Batu Lawi form is not in its prime right now, so here's and old photo. The pictured pitchers is not typical, as the peristome usually folds back more. The photo of the Sungai Samba is from a recently opened pitcher, and the peristome usually turns more yellow as it ages.
Although I definitely think that the highlander is more attractive with its orange-golden peristome, I do like the lowland too, especially since it is a quite vigorous grower.
From what I understand it BE's lowland N. veitchii is also supposed to be from Sungai Samba. Does anyone know the sex of this clone?
The best varieties that I have seen seem to come from Bario, some of them are just amazing.
Unfortunately, I can't provide any photos of what that plant looks like. When I said the plant is not in its prime, I should have emphasized it more ;D. The leaves on the main stem is basically dead now, and it seems to have focused its energy to the basal rosette. I do have an older cutting of it, but although it is bigger, it hasn't yet started to produce a stem. Yes, as I understand it, this variety should grow in a tree clasping way. At least according to the text and photos on Wistuba's web site.
Thanks for showing the photos from the wild. I love the pitcher shapes on these, being tubby, and having the tall necks. I still remember a photo you posted few years ago of a pair of pitchers where the peristomes truly had a metallic lustre.
Post by mitchelldavis76 on Jan 4, 2010 8:36:43 GMT 7
Robert, Thank you for posting the pics. The big 'Bario' female that Philcula just gave me looks just like fourth pic down. I love the tubby pitchers with the tall paristome. I think the third pic down is my favorite. Mitchell