It's interesting that the outer fringe of this jacq's peristome curls down, rather than flaring up, as in most of the photos i've seen of these plants in situ.
Is this downward curling of the peristome still within an acceptable range of jacquelineae pure species traits, or do you think this might be the result of hybridization or even some other unknown factor?
Post by rsivertsen on Feb 22, 2010 15:39:10 GMT -10
Yeah, I'm with the rest of you guys, just another pure N. jaq. chalk it up to genetic variability within the population of this species. Certainly, it's closely related to N. inermis, (along with N. dubia et al). Who knows how this remarkable peristome came about. - Rich
I'm not suffering from insanity! I'm rather enjoying it, actually!
In situ, Jacq grows alongside Izumiae, I haven't seen any other nepenthes species growing with it. From what I have observed, nepenthes species shows a much wider genetic variations in situ as compared to what cultivated plants have led us to believe.
Last Edit: Feb 22, 2010 17:10:23 GMT -10 by longor