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NEW SPECIES! Sarracenia nepenthesii

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A previously unknown species within Sarracenia that'll turn taxonomy on its head, S.nepenthesii.

Here are some photos of a newly opened lower pitcher.

SnepenthesiiJDBrook2012b.jpg

SnepenthesiiJDBrook2012a.jpg

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Amazing! It is somewhat like ampullaria, being able to produce a pitcher with a vestigial leaf blade, and the formation of a single smooth unhaired wing down the front is quite extraordinary! The lid is remiscent of N. maxima, and the pitcher shape like that of an intermediate platychila, but I must estimate that it's closest known relative could be within the Sarraceniacae, possibly x moorei.

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Guest Andreas Eils

Earl,

I assume you have experimented in your laboratory a little with the genetics of Sarracenia x moorei (?)... :nono: But I have to admit the results are nice indeed! :lol: Perhaps we can calculate with some more abnormal pitcher plants you created...? :D

Kind regards

Andreas

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Hello Earl

Nice pic and plant.I´m wondering if it´s the motherplant of my plant.

Regards Alexander

My plant is actually a male. And he categorically denies ever having been to Germany.......

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My plant is actually a male. And he categorically denies ever having been to Germany.......

Hi Earl

So I have to interview my motherplants if they ever have had contact with a Kiwi guy. :sarcastic_hand:

Regards Alexander

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Interesting name for it! Looking at the throat it looks like a moorei of some sort.

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