A mystery Nepenthes #2: Opening day

Mystery Nepenthes

Mystery Nepenthes

Twenty-four hours ago the mystery Nepenthes was still keeping its lid resolutely shut. Did it grow a little between the first photo session and Monday’s observation? Possiblemaybeperhaps.


Then it popped in the night.

Mystery Nepenthes

Mystery Nepenthes

Does the lid look truncata-like to you?

Mystery Nepenthes

Mystery Nepenthes

Will the lid grow away from the peristome and avoid the no-neck look? Watch for the third and final post…

Mystery Nepenthes series
A mystery Nepenthes
A mystery Nepenthes #2: Opening day
A mystery Nepenthes #3: Finale

Update: 29 March 2017
Geoff Mansell of Exotica Plants has positively identified the plant as Nepenthes truncata x (spectabilis x northiana).

Geoff and Andrea Mansell specialise in the creation of beautiful, large and vigorous Nepenthes hybrids. This spectacular clone most probably originated from the EP nursery.

Date: 21 March 2017
Camera: Pentax K-5
Lens 1: Pentax smc PENTAX-DA 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 ED SDM
Ambient light only.
Conditions: Heavy overcast.
Hand-held only.
Cropping and resizing in Irfanview.
All excursions are self-funded.


One Response to A mystery Nepenthes #2: Opening day

  1. June Wong says:

    Wow so cool. Great shot too.

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