After many attempt to reach one of the peaks of northiana’s limestone hill the chance came where we found an accessible though with danger negotiating the razor sharp pinnacles and at times the only safety to ascent and descent were the exposed roots.
Along the way coming face to face with plants growing on the cliff surfaces nontheless were northiana, orchids, and begonias, jewel orchids in more shelter and moist location.
Since the sites were undisturbed the northianas were mostly huge and matured. Young seedlings growing among the protruding and exposed but inaccessible part of the pinnacles.
Orchids associated with limestone hills and mts.
Many northiana seedlings were this size with beautiful lips and pitcher coloration
Small seedlings grown on barren cliff wall
One of the matured pitcher hidden on a recess cliff wall
One of the giant size pitchers with the uppers. Plants were scrambling on low shrubs. Tall trees were totally absent.
Leaves length about 1 meter.
Length and size comparison with a 1500ml water bottle