Geoff wrote: Another interesting observation between our 2 plants, that I have noticed, as new upper pitchers are forming, is the way the pitchers form their attachment to the tendril. What we are calling the hybrid N.platychila x fusca, abruptly curves from the tendril to form the pitcher. The other plant though, that we are calling the species, has the pitcher forming a lot earlier up the tendril, like the tendril is just gradually inflating into the pitcher, and then it gradually curves up to the pitcher.
I've not kept up with this thread otherwise I would have posted a reply sooner showing a more immature bud. I'm quite certain my plant is the true species it lacks the diagnostic appendage under the lid that are attributing to fusca genes. In addition, one thing I had noticed and hadnt really paid any attention to until I read this, was that as a new pitcher forms it morphs exactly as Geoff has described above with the tendril appearing to inflate and then curve to form the pitcher.
Last Edit: Aug 3, 2008 13:02:45 GMT 7 by threeskins
Here's the latest pitcher on my plant. It is just over 12 cm. Since it will take some time before my plant starts to produce uppers I will wait before making any judgment whether it is an hybrid or not. Still, I feel that the lid has started to show more influence of N. fusca. Although it doesn't show much of an apical appendage on the lid, this pitcher and the one before that, have what looks like a basal appendage. From what I have read the upper pitchers of N. platychila may have a keel like structure at the base of the lid, but in my eyes this one looks quite similar to what can be found on N. fusca etc. The shape of the lid is slightly triangular as well.
On another note:
A while back I found some photos (links below) posted on the German CP Society Forum which I found interesting. They show an upper pitcher, and in my eyes it looks very similar to EP's "true" N. platychila, except that the lid has a very prominent apical appendage.
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