A mystery Nepenthes #3: Finale

Mystery nepenthes

Mystery nepenthes

The pitcher is now fully mature, I think. Is it not pretty?

There is a layer of very short, fine hair on the lid.

There is a layer of very short, fine hair on the lid.

 

A slightly different view to emphasize the keel in the lid.

A slightly different view to emphasize the keel in the lid.

And now, some numbers:

Height of pitcher to top of peristome: 24cm
Height of pitcher to tip of lid: 27cm

Widest part of pitcher including peristome: 7cm
Widest part excluding peristome: 5.5cm

Mystery Nepenthes

And now the plant is back in its permanent home. The pitcher is so heavy that it needs its own stand, or the plant will topple over. And now another two are forming. Uh oh.


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: 26 March 2017
Camera: Pentax K-5
Lens 1: Pentax smc PENTAX-DA 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 ED SDM
Ambient light only.
Conditions: Sunny evening.
Hand-held only.
Cropping and resizing in Irfanview.
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