Other notable characteristics
Immature pitchers of Nepenthes robcantleyi x hamata
tend to have darker speckling, and darker, almost purple, peristomes. As pitchers mature, the peristome lightens. Oddly, the immature pitchers have a color more reminiscent of both N. robcantleyi
and N. hamata.
Of course, if you factor in the theory that N. robcantleyi
is actually N. x robcantleyi
– a naturally occurring hybrid between N. truncata
and N. nebularum –
you can imagine that this is a greener N. truncata
peristome being expressed.
Characteristically N. hamata lid hairs are visible on immature pitchers, and vanish with maturity. Wings on this hybrid are very pronounced.