Post by Marcello Catalano on Dec 28, 2011 2:11:53 GMT 7
oh jeez, now I fear that all the colorful pasian truncatas around will be mistaken for robcantleyi... Mike, ask your friend, for sure he has the BE code of the plant he bought, or he can get it from the source where he had the plant from. With the BE code you will know at 100% what your plant is. Paul, truncatas have frontal wings, they are just very reduced, often absent.
Correction: Before you guys spread misinformation unintentionally, N. robcantleyi develop fringed wings on very large pitchers while N. truncata develop only unfringed ridges instead of true wings, on the largest pitchers. According to the description, this diagnostic feature must be observed on the largest pitchers only. I have two truncata here with small unfringed wings (a Pasian and a so called "lowland" plant) exactly like the one our friend Mike is showing here but they are both immature plants.
Post by nepenthesfinatic13 on Dec 28, 2011 4:14:46 GMT 7
I sent the person I got it from an email and got a reply that pretty much said that they got the plant from a fellow orchid grower who almost killed the plant and it came with tag written by that orchid grower that said it was SG from borneo exotics, nothing else! They also said that the mother plant died due to a heater failure in their greenhouse. So pretty much no help at all, which really sucks because I want to correctly ID it.
Post by Marcello Catalano on Dec 28, 2011 4:38:07 GMT 7
Mike, I think your plant is one of the many truncata Pasian that the market is full of. They grow very quickly and they were spread much sooner than the robcantleyi seedlings, so there was time for many plants to become adult and even produce basals. The robcantleyi seedlings are relatively recent on the market, in some forums many people are showing how their seedlings are developing, and I doubt some of those already became large enough to produce basals that you were already able to bring to almost adult size As you can see at the following link, your plant should be BE3203 (but I can't of course guarantee at 100%): www.marcellocatalano.com//truncata.htm
EP just quoted an old BE post, which said that the pasian and robcantleyi seeds arrived to BE all mixed together by the philipine guy who collected the seeds, and the 7 robcantleyi seedlings were selected among the pasian + robcantleyi batch and removed from it only when BE realized they were the same black taxon they had seen on the mountain. Anyway, just give a look at the robcantleyi seedlings in cultivation, they are very peculiar and all very similar, not much to do with your plant. And then look at the colorful Pasian plants in cultivation, much to do with your specimen
Just popping in here ... what exactly is N. robcantleyi? I heard that its N. truncata 'queen of hearts' ... but dont those cost thousands of dollars per cutting(and aren't in cultivation besides BE's specimen)?
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Lance, N. robcantleyi was a new species that Dr. Cheek confirmed after seeing BE's 'Queen Of Hearts'. Since the 'Queen Of Hearts' originated from a batch of seedgrown 'truncatas', it is now considered (I won't say officially, I'm not so sure!) that all the plants from that seedgrown batch and the black truncata from the wild are actually N. robcantleyi.
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