During the summer holiday period I visited Singapore, Sarawak and Sabah. *Naturally, like any Nepenthes enthusiast would, I decided to venture into the jungle in search of these insectivorous wonders. *Here I will post selected photographs from the trip.
I will make regular updates with new photos (there are lots I'd like to post!). *I will try to put them in the approximate order I saw them myself, so Neps from a particular location will appear together. *Also, I have saved the best 'til last. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
Now, onto the photos...
First, I visited Bako National Park. *This is a relatively small but unique park. *Luckily, it does not seem to attract too many tourists and so is largely unspoilt. *It is here that I encountered 5 species of Nepenthes, the first of which were N. rafflesiana and N. gracilis...
N. gracilis plants scrambling over a shrub, growing in open heath vegetation.
Close-up of dark N. gracilis pitcher.
N. gracilis vine growing horizontally over bare rock.
N. gracilis and N. rafflesiana plants. *Note the red colouring of the N. rafflesiana's leaves as a result of direct exposure to sunlight.
N. rafflesiana - upper pitcher.
Upper pitcher viewed from the side.
Nice lower pitcher of the species.
Another upper - note the ant feeding on the nectar.
Unusually coloured lower pitcher of N. rafflesiana.
That's it for now. *Next up: N. albomarginata, N. ampullaria and N. hirsuta.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. *Also, I took ~380 photos on the trip, so if you have anything in particular you'd like to see then let me know and I'll try and see if I can find something for you.