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  1. Jun 6, 2015 #1

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    ... and another terrific name.
     
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    Interesting. So many new species lately.
     
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    Strange staminode, but attractive. Bit similar to hermannii? Another? questionable hybrid - or was it species:poke:
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    did they find one or dozens of plants?
     
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    Braem refuse to say how many plants there are (read on fb yesterday)
     
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    Looks like a deformed volonteanum to me. Didn't read the whole thing, did he say what country it's from?
     
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    I like it a lot. Thanks for posting.

    One thing that strikes me is that we now have three species (if we assume this is a new species) in the sigmatopetalum group from Sulawesi that have white or whitish staminodes. Possible endemic pollinator influence? The only other sigmatopetalum from Sulawesi that I can think of atm is P. celebesense which does not.

    If we follow the natural hybrid idea then my guess would be P. sangii var ayubianum x P.celebesense. The celebesense could have contributed the yellow margins to the petals, red/purple speckling under the leaves, smoothed out the sangii pouch and influenced the shape of the staminode. The dorsal shape is all sangii to me. I have no problem with the idea that natural hybridisation can produce new species so long as there is a breeding population that is surviving and has been subjected to natural selection for a sufficient number of generations to achieve some degree of genetic stability and coherence as a population.

    Hmm ... I hope that flower produced a pod and that seedlings are on the way !
     
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    That metallic looking olive bronze/purple pouch looks great!
    Could be useful in breeding
     
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    My guess is P. sangii x robinsonianum which the paper actually compares P. nataschae to.
     
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    Then why does the pouch color look so diff?
     
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