Post by Marcello Catalano on Aug 25, 2008 7:14:06 GMT -10
Hi! Of course knowing the location where the plant comes from would be of great help, as we are probably dealing with another new thai species here. But I guess you just bought that plant as "giant tiger from south Thailand" or things like that The leaves remind of N. mirabilis, so instead of having just one possibility we have two: -a hybrid between N. mirabilis and one of the many narrow-leaved thai species (new or old). -a narrow-leaved thai species (new or old). Nong a few years ago was selling a plant very similar to that one, calling it "giant tiger". That name has been applied to more or less everything that comes from Thailand (recently to N. kampotiana, for example!). It seems that these "tigers" are becoming the new generation of substitute names for the phantomatic "N. thorelii" !! ;D Marcello
Post by Marcello Catalano on Aug 30, 2008 3:38:04 GMT -10
No no no, mate, I'm sorry if I wasn't clear!!! It's not a variant of N. thorelii, we don't even know what N. thorelii is and it's not even probably in cultivation! I said it could be: -a hybrid between N. mirabilis and one of the many narrow-leaved thai species (new or old). -a narrow-leaved thai species (new or old).
I just gave another look and I would exclude a narrow-leaved species (old or new) because your plant doesn't have narrow leaves. So I would say it's a hybrid with mirabilis x narrow-leaved or it's a new species that doesn't have narrow leaves (and that would be very strange and unique).
Please guys, just forget about thorelii, at the moment it just doesn't exist, please stop using that name!! )))) Plus, if you get ANY plant on the thai market with just a nickname and without the location of origin, consider that 90 percent of times you'll never know what species it is for the rest of your life!!!