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    Hey all

    Where to start??

    I guess I should start with letting you know how difficult it is just to make this posting. I'm on a computer that has the full 16 colours and what I'm sure is an old 486 processor. The connection is sooo bad, I waited about 3 mins for this page to download and when it didn't I hit the refresh button epileptically hoping it will load faster.

    So... I'm sitting in the lobby of the Novotel in Bukittingi in West Sumatra!!
    Check this out - out of one window I can see Mt Merapi, where the type speciman of Nepenthes bongso was found, and out the other Mt Singalang - bongso, gymnamphora and, of course, singalana. Going up there tomorrow. Didn't want to but my guide up Mt Talang decided he didn't know the way after a few hours so I canned that, maybe later.

    Spent all day yesterday up to my knees trudging around in sphagnum in a swamp at about 1200m (4500 feet?). There was so much ampullaria I gave up trying to avoid it and just walked all over it. Also heaps of a very pretty form of mirabilis ( as much as mirabilis can be pretty) some tobaica which is pretty bizarre as I was in Jambi (take a look at a map), HEAPS of reinwardtiana too. Last time here I aslo saw spathulata but none this time. I did get a pillowcase full of the tobaica seed, which I'll send off to someone later.

    Day after tomorrow I'll head up to Sibolga where I should see sumatrana (extremely cool plant but I only know the location of about 3 plants so I don't expect to get seed), more rein and amp, some gracilis, longifolia and rafflesia. May even go for a hike to look for Rafflesiana arnoldi which is found in this area. Found quite a few of the smaller Amorphaphallus as well as the Mimosa I promised.

    Re the Mimosa, I found a third, medium sized species too so I also have seed of that.

    My plan has changed due to my not being able to do Talang so I'll have about 3 days spare so I may try a new mountain. Last time I did that we found 2 new Nepenthes so I have my fingers crossed!

    I am geting through my 5th glass of icy cold beer after a few days off so forgive the typing.

    Ciao for now, Troy.

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    I don't have the words to express the sickening feeling of jealousy gushing through my body.

    Sounds like your having a blast!

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    Glad your having a great time! Too bad you couldn't get ahold of some N.Bicalcarata seeds! (If you were in Borneo of course! )

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    Im with you Ram! Fatboy you better be taking some pictures!!! Oh it must be nice to be you right now!
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    Well tra la la...
    Where I live it feels like a tropical jungle, but in the comfort of my own home... I hope you're jealous fatboy... Hmmph...

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    You are one LUCKY ******* ******* fatboy!!!
    I hope you find lots of cool stuff over there and take hundreds of pictures!! Also, don't forget about the monster tillandsia plants that I'm gonna send you! <hint hint>

    Have a great time!

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    Hey fatboy...I'm glad you are enjoying it over there in West Sumatra . Wow, that is amazing you are over there. When you go next time remind me and I will simply shove myself into a duffel bag go with you . Have a great time and look forward to hearing from you soon.

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    I'd love to see all those Nepenthes in their natural habitat (minus the bugs and humidity )

    Take care and have fun



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