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Thread: Borneo and its nepenthes: a pictorial tour

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    Fantastic! I am equally enjoying studying the surrounding vegetation, as well as how 'peaty like' the soil appears with all the mosses and various plant debris mixed in.

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    Is that a Nepenthes in your pocket or you just happy to see me?

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    Next up was N. burbidgeae, which I managed to see in a protected site near the Mesilau resort.


    Pair of N. burbidgeae pitchers resting on layer of moss.


    Pitcher with nice red tendril.


    Another N. burbidgeae pitcher.


    Very large pitcher of N. burbidgeae, probably more than 20 cm high.


    Whole plant. Not sure why, but the colours appear washed out in this photo.

    Next up: N. rajah.

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    A bit further up there were a few interesting hyrbids.


    N. burbidgeae x fusca. Photo suffering from same problem as previous one.


    What I was told is an example of N. rajah x tentaculata!

    The greatest prize, however, lay near the top of a steep landslide, the only place in the world where one can see N. rajah in its natural habitat. It would not disappoint!

    It seemed as if every square metre had a N. rajah plant growing in it. There was great variety in size, form and colouration of the pitchers, with both male and female flowering plants present.


    The first N. rajah I encountered, baring a medium-sized lower pitcher.


    Large lower pitcher.


    Photo showing peristome detail.


    Another colourful N. rajah pitcher.


    Trio of plants including one flowering male specimen.


    Medium-sized lower pitcher.


    Photo showing whole N. rajah plant (relatively young specimen).


    Pair of small N. rajah plants.

    Coming up next: N. villosa.

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    N. villosa. Photo taken on summit trail from Kinabalu HQ when it was pouring down with rain.


    Same as above.

    While N. villosa is undoubtedly the most common Nepenthes along the old summit trail, the Mesilau trail, apart from being a generally more interesting (although longer) trail, offers visitors the chance to see many more N. villosa plants. The following photo illustrates this point quite well:


    A huge mass of hanging N. villosa pitchers, both dried and newly-opened


    Very nice elongated pitcher.


    N villosa lower pitcher. Note the beautifully intricate peristome.


    Red-pitchered form of the species.


    My personal favourite. A hanging pitcher of the yellow form of N. villosa.

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    Priceless pics. Worthy of several hours, (days...), of research. This should be stickied and become required viewing for any new, (or old), nepaholic. Thanks so much for sharing these with us!
    A day without Nepenthes is like a day without sunshine

    --steve

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    Best thread here for ages!

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