Post by unclemasa on Jan 27, 2008 23:33:18 GMT -10
N. tomoriana Danser (1928) Celebes; Moss Forest Description: DANSER 386
Stems: climbing; cylindrical, to .3- .5 cm thick. Leaves: sessile or indistinctly petioled, semi- amplexicaul without sheath; lamina lanceolate, not decurrent: 10 cm x 2 cm to 20 cm x 4 cm; apex sub- obtuse; base cordate; veins: 3- 5, located in the outer part of the lamina, outer ones ending not far from the origin of the inner. Lower Pitchers: ovate in the lower part then tubulose, contracted in the upper part; 2 fimbriate wings present; mouth oblique, slightly incurved; peristome cylindrical; lid orbicular, apex rounded, base cordate. Upper Pitchers: gradually originating from tendril, infundibulate at base, slightly ventricose at 1/3 its height, first somewhat narrowed, then dilated towards mouth: 9 cm x 2 cm to 13 cm x 3 cm; 2 prominent ribs present; mouth oblique, slightly incurved; peristome cylindrical, to .5- 1.5 cm wide; lid orbicular, to 2.5- 3 cm, apex rounded, base cordate, lid glandular, without appendages; spur simple, only slightly incised, flattened, to 0.2 cm. Inflorescence: a narrow panicle, to 45 cm; pedicels 2- 5 flowered, 1 cm long; bracts filiform. Indumentum: stems & leaves almost none from the beginning, tendrils slightly appressedly brown tomentose, later glabrous. Color: UNKNOWN. Distinguishing Features: indistinct petiole, less abundant indumentum, more veins, thicker leaves, unwinged pitchers.