Post by phissionkorps on Jul 7, 2008 9:36:54 GMT -10
I would keep the label of thorelii for now. However, you probably need sockhom/marcello to tell you if its "really" thorelii or not. I guess it's probably really smilesii. The leaf margins seem to be hairy, and I can never remember which species that is indicative of.
Post by Dave Evans on Jul 7, 2008 22:08:15 GMT -10
Several species have hairy leaf margins. This species is probably N. smilesii, but I have also seen this one called N. anamensis and also N. kampotiana, but the identification of the species endemic to Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam has not been completed. We don't know how to define them completely as this group has only just started being researched again after about 100 years of scientific neglect. I expect more research will lead to these species being realigned, perhaps a couple times before there is consensus.
People use to think this species was a form of N. mirabilis... Where did that idea even come from? I have read the entire history and still can't figured that one out. It can't be N. kampotiana as that species is hair-less. No one can figure out what is on the type specimen sheet for N. anamensis as is in poor shape, perhaps genetic testing of the tissue for comparison to living plants will be possible in the future.
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thank you for taking time to ID my nep. I noticed that mature N.Thorelii have long tendril. Could that be a possible way to ID? Mine have very short tendril with it's pitchers near the tip of the leaves.