Here are two mirabilis relatives that are often compared to each other, now photographed side by side for pitcher morphology study. Note the different lid structure, peristome shape and other details. The rowanae is still young, and we expect the pitchers will be much larger as the plant grows up. The leaf structure also shows some differences. In case you didn't know, the N. "Viking" (globosa) is on the left, N. rowanae on the right
N. "Viking" (globosa) is on the right, N. rowanae on the left
N. rowanae (a) from EP
N. "Viking" (globosa)
Look forward to hearing your comments. Michelle and Trent
Post by agustinfranco on Apr 8, 2007 6:48:21 GMT 7
A couple of years ago, I posted a comparison between the two. However, it was a rowanae E versus a viking A and they do look very familiar, but the wings in the rowanae E were much closer to each other than the viking so was the peristome. The lid of rowanae E was much roudish as opposed to a more pointy and triangular from a viking. I by no means a taxonomic expert, but the comparison you've just made Trent, it's a bit incomplete, since there are more variants of rowanae which differ more than the one you've just shown. The mottled form or B tends to resembles more to the spotted mirabilis from cape york, and there is another form or Y which resembles forms of mirabilis in the wild. The X form, as i have seen pictures from EP website is a round spotted ball with narrow peristome just like an aristolochioides but round. simply amazing.
Gus, Based on photos we've seen of rowanae, the example we used is fairly typical of the species. We are aware of the variations that occur in rowanae, but wanted to show how very different the two are(rowanae and Viking)-at least in our view. One thing for certain, they are evolved from mirabilis.
Ahhh sweet N. Rowanae, I have wanted one of these beauties for years now. Something about this plant has attracted me to it since I first laid eyes on it. I'm glad to see that some finally are making their way to the US, hopefully they will vigorous growers. I don't think I have the proper lowland setup for one of these beauties, but who knows what will happen in the future. Anyone else have experience with this plant? Mike I know you have had a couple of them, what is your experience?
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