Nepenthes clipeata x eymae

 

Nepenthes clipeata x eymae

Nepenthes clipeata x eymae is like a beautiful work of architecture.  Her pitchers are arranged in tiers, carefully organized and precise.  Her form is full of energy brimming to the point of release, like a baseball pitcher's wind up.

At the top of each pitcher rests a truly unique vaulted lid.  Its underside is a blood red sky festooned with yellow stars, brilliant as if Jackson Pollok had painted the vaulted roof of an ancient church.  The vaulted lid is held aloft by a single squat pedestal that connects it to the pitcher.  the peristome is thin and cast in mellow colors of yellow and green.  The occasional red streak adds flashes through the organicy pastels. All along the pitchers tapered waist red blotches strive to reach its top.  Prey are led to think they will be in good company, and the plant will not disapoint them.

Hover your mouse over the photo above to see a composite of pitcher close ups! Click the photo to download a picture.

Nepenthes clipeata x eymae

In this shot I have used a flash effect to illuminate the well hidden beauty of the pitcher underside! Click on the thumbnail a left to see the glorious reds and yellow!

Nepenthes clipeata x eymae's peltate leaf.

One of the unique characteristics of the Nepenthes eymae parent of this hybrid is that the tendril seperates from the leaf far prior to the leaf apex. Click on the thumbnail at left to see a close up shot of this unique feature.