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Thread: DUW: Heart of Borneo Expedition and ICPS Conference 2014

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    Harow the N. villosa were all at fairly high altitudes. I didn't carry an altimeter or GPS so I can't say for sure but i'm fairly certain that the general elevation of where N. villosa grows is very well known.

    Anyway... more pics!
    After our relaxing day off in Kota Kinabalu, we flew to Tawau where we were picked up in 4 wheel drive vehicles and driven about 4-5 hours to the entrance of the Maliau Basin. It was truly disheartening to see how devastated much of Malaysia is. Palm Oil plantations covered nearly all of the roadsides until about 10 minutes away from the entrance to Maliau Basin.

    The destruction of the Palm Oil Plantations really made me sad by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Finally some real Forest! by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    A large, 3D model of the Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The Maliau River by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Tree Walk by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    A beautifully backlit Agathis tree by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Agathis Tree by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    View from the highest point i made it to in the tree top walk by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Bird by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Fly by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    During the ride to Agathis Camp in our 4WD vehicles we stopped along the roadside to visit a beautiful population of N. reinwardtiana. One of the many things I learned during this trip is that N. reinwardtiana almost never produces lower pitchers in situ.
    Me and N. reinwardtiana by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. reinwardtiana, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B13N. reinwardtiana, Maliau Basin85 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. reinwardtiana, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Mitsuyasu and Alastair with N. reinwardtiana by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. reinwardtiana, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. reinwardtiana, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. reinwardtiana, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Cicadas everywhere! This one flew into someone's head by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Our lodging at Agathis Camp by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Mitsuyasu, one of my groups most energetic members by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The swimming area at Agathis Camp by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Agathis Camp by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Hawk Moth! by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    We spent the night at Agathis Camp and then the next morning we hiked to Nepenthes Camp where along the way we saw N. hirsuta, N. stenophylla, and a couple N. veitchii. We did see dead pitchers of N. fusca on the ground but the plants were so high up in the trees that we couldn't see them.
    Cool Fungus by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Cool plant by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Hiking to Nepenthes Camp by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Brian and his leech friend (no he's not actually licking it by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The trek from Agathis Camp to Nepenthes Camp was hard at first, this was the steepest part by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. hirsuta, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. hirsuta, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. hirsuta, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Me with N. hirsuta by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Sweat Bee Nest by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. hirsuta, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. hirsuta, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Jewel Orchid by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Eucalypt by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Cool Mushrooms and orchids by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. reinwardtiana "Red", Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. reinwardtiana "Red", Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. hirsuta, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Love the trails in Maliau by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. stenophylla x veitchii by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. tentaculata, much smaller in the Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The trail to Nepenthes Camp by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Selaginellas by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Crossing the final bridge to Nepenthes Camp by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. hirsuta, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. hirsuta, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. hirsuta, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. hirsuta, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. hirsuta, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. hirsuta, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Orchid by mcmcnair, on FlickrDendrobium cinnabarinum by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. reinwardtiana "Red", Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. stenophylla lower pitcher, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. stenophylla x veitchii, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B1468 by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    More to come in the next post!
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    N. stenophylla x veitchii, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B1476 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B1478 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    My first N. veitchii in the Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B1486 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. stenophylla Upper, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B1499 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. reinwardtiana "Red", Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. stenophylla Upper, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on FlickrN. hirsuta, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Orchid by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B1518 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B1520 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B1523 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. hirsuta, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. hirsuta, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. hirsuta, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B1536 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B1538 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B1541 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. fusca? by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. stenophylla x veitchii, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B1549 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Ant Plant! by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Our first mature N. stenophylla x veitchii by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. stenophylla x veitchii, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. stenophylla x veitchii, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. stenophylla x veitchii, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. stenophylla x veitchii, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Epiphytic N. stenophylla, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. tentaculata, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Orchid by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Orchid by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. tentaculata, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. reinwardtiana alongside the trail by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    Made it to Nepenthes Camp!
    Nepenthes Camp by mcmcnair, on FlickrThe view from Nepenthes Camp by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    The next day was perhaps my favorite of the entire trip...
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    I love the red N.reinwardtiana plants and those N.hirsuta with the black peristomes from the Maliau Basin, very unusual. Beautiful.

    That spider is pretty rad too. Is it a Nephila species ?

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    Thanks so much for sharing your trip! It was awesome!

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    My favorite day of the entire trip was the day we spent hiking from Nepenthes Camp to Ginseng Camp. The hike was not terribly difficult but the first hour of hiking had all of the Nepenthes and by far the most beautiful forest. These are my favorite photos from the trip. I'll start this post out with my favorite photo.

    My Favorite Shot of N. veitchii, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    Now for the rest...
    5V4B1592 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B1593 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B1594 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B1595 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B1598 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B1599 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B1600 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B1601 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The climbing N. veitchii with the seeds, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on FlickrThe climbing N. veitchii, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The climbing N. veitchii, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The climbing N. veitchii, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The climbing N. veitchii, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The climbing N. veitchii, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B1618 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The climbing N. veitchii, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The climbing N. veitchii, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The climbing N. veitchii, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The climbing N. veitchii, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The climbing N. veitchii, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The climbing N. veitchii, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The climbing N. veitchii, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The climbing N. veitchii, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The climbing N. veitchii, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The Seed Pods of N. veitchii, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The climbing N. veitchii, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B1640 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. veitchii x stenophylla, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. veitchii x stenophylla, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. veitchii x stenophylla, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. veitchii x stenophylla, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. veitchii x stenophylla, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. veitchii x stenophylla, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. veitchii x stenophylla, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. veitchii x stenophylla, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B1654 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. veitchii x stenophylla, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The climbing N. veitchii, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The climbing N. veitchii, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The climbing N. veitchii, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The Guides picked these to show us by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B1665 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B1666 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The climbing N. veitchii, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. stenophylla upper by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B1669 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The climbing N. veitchii, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    When they don't climb they walk by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The climbing N. veitchii, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The climbing N. veitchii, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The climbing N. veitchii, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The climbing N. veitchii, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. veitchii Flowers by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. veitchii Flowers by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The climbing N. veitchii, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The climbing N. veitchii, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The climbing N. veitchii, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Love those Moss Balls and the wonderful Nepenthes that grow in them! by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. stenophylla x fusca by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    More in the next post...
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    N. stenophylla, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B1718 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B1719 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    N. hirsuta, Maliau Basin by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B1728 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B1729 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B1730 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B1732 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B1736 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B1739 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B1741 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B1751 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Wolf Spider by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    5V4B1758 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    These little guys completely defoliated this Ficus deltoidea in a matter of 10 min by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Katydid on my Mosquito Net by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    Awesome Katydid by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    By Far my favorite Katydid by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    That's it for the Maliau Basin folks! However, after that, I went to the Sepilok Orangutan preserve as well as a Proboscis Monkey Preserve. We then flew to Mulu National Park which I will post pics of soon.
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    Those are some dreamy Veitchiis...must be a sight to behold.
    Thanks by the way about the answer regarding the Villosa, I was just checking if they do appear lower than the usual described altitude

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    Nope not on Kinabalu, at least from what I saw. I spent about 2 hours photographing the N. veitchii.
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