Post by rainforest on Apr 4, 2008 16:05:59 GMT -10
This is the Mt. Pasian form of N. "copelandii." I still hold my reservation for this one until I can see the type specimens for N. copelandii. Two features which I have not witnessed for the species is their distinctive floral characteristics and uppers being wine-glass shaped. The plant habit and pitchers closely resembles N. alata in so many ways.
Another erroneously identified species, N. pilosa/chaniana was labeled as such until type specimens matched were very different thus renaming what was N. pilosa, now N. chaniana.
This same incident could be this scenario as well. Just because a plant collected from a particular region does not automatically make it that species. Holotype and actual field collected specimens should be matched before identifying a plant in particular.