Hi there everyone.
At the request of a few people and largely thanks to the rabbit lady (that's you U/clown) I found somewhere to host a few pics from my trip to Sumatra.
This is my son Kai and a 5 day old Rafflesiana *arnoldi. Apparently in the dry season they last about 10 days and in the wet about 7. The colour starts to fade after about 3 days!
A nice purple albo-marginata next to a green one (plants grow right next to each other so go figure?)
And... a juicy looking eustachya which I had to hack my way through fields of to get to the albo's!
I know this shot is too dark but it's Kai (once again) next to the trunk of a bloody HUGE Amorphophallus titanium. The guy that showed it to me says he thinks it's ready to flower the next time it regrows.
This is the very underrated N longifolia being held by some guy that happened to walk by cause Kai wouldn't put down his @#$@@ game-boy for 2 secs to hold it up for me. I KNEW it was a mistake letting him take that thing.
Last but certainly not least, Mt Singalang. Home to N gymnamphora, bongso (a particularly elusive form that successfully hid from me on this trip) and the very exciting N singalana, Sumatra's highland version of gracilis.
If you look very close, in the centre of the pic and slightly to the right, about half way up the mountain, you can see the TV tower things where you start the hike. You have to look really, really close and maybe even use glasses.
Bit of variety there to (hopefully) interest everyone.