Plant ID forum: HELP with plant database terminology

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Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
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jojoe
Jun 6, 2014 7:49 AM CST
I went to down load a photo into the database.It ask what the photo is of and gives a list of terms,i don't know which to pick.I would appreciate any help.

this is the photo i'm having trouble with.It's a Winged pitcher plant 'Nepenthes alata'
Thumb of 2014-06-06/jojoe/013c53
This is the whole plant,the top photo grows on the end of the leaves
Thumb of 2014-06-06/jojoe/976992

I didn't realize how out of focus the 1st. photo is,may need to take another but i would still like to know what to call the "pitcher's"

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Name: Dave Paul
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Metrosideros
Jun 6, 2014 7:58 AM CST
It is a Nepenthes, Pithcher Plant. If you can show a clear photo of the pitcher, a species / cultivar may be determined.

http://botany.org/Carnivorous_Plants/Nepenthes.php

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepenthes

http://www.carnivorousplants.org/howto/GrowingGuides/Nepenth...
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Jun 6, 2014 8:27 AM CST

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jojoe said:I went to down load a photo into the database.It ask what the photo is of and gives a list of terms,i don't know which to pick.I would appreciate any help.

I didn't realize how out of focus the 1st. photo is,may need to take another but i would still like to know what to call the "pitcher's"

Thank You! Thank You!


If I remember correctly, the "pitchers" are modified leaves, so it would be appropriate to click the box for Leaves.

Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Jun 6, 2014 8:42 AM CST
I thought she was asking is the "pitcher" called a "bloom" or what?
Name: Dave Paul
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Metrosideros
Jun 6, 2014 8:48 AM CST
As Kent pointed out, the "pitcher" is part of a specialized leaf.

The photo not being clear, I'm not sure that the plant is N. alata, as there are many hybrids being sold as that.

https://www.google.com/images?q=Nepenthes+alata&rls=com.micr...
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Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
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jojoe
Jun 6, 2014 9:01 AM CST
So in the database i should mark leaf to download a picture of the pitcher on the end of the leaf?

Here's the only other picture i have,if it's not clear enough i will take another.
Thumb of 2014-06-06/jojoe/59dc90

Thanks for the links!!! Thank You!
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Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Jun 6, 2014 9:11 AM CST
I looked at the few in the database and the N.ventricosa also looks a lot like the plant i have as far as the pitcher on the end of the leaves.They do have a kind of lid looking thing that's raised above the top.It was also marked Tropical pitcher plant and came from a nursery.It said it was green house grown from tissue culture.If that means anything,i know how label's and plants get mixed up or moved around to sale them. Shrug!

I just want to care for it correctly!! Thumbs up
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Name: Dave Paul
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Metrosideros
Jun 6, 2014 9:18 AM CST
Info on Nepenthes alata.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepenthes_alata

There are several varieties, and many hybrids.
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JRsbugs
Jun 6, 2014 9:27 AM CST
A diagram should help ..

http://waynesword.palomar.edu/carnivor.htm

http://nepenthes.merbach.net/english/plant.html
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Jun 6, 2014 12:33 PM CST

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jojoe said:So in the database i should mark leaf to download a picture of the pitcher on the end of the leaf?


Yep. Thumbs up

Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Jun 6, 2014 7:15 PM CST
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
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