Considering the rather heated debate that has surrounded the identity of Nepenthes burkei in the past, I though people might be interested to see an image of this species which I recently photographed on a trip to Mindoro in the Philippines. *There has been a lot of confusion surrounding the appearance of this species versus the closely related N. ventricosa, but as you can see there are some rather distinct differences in the pitcher shape. *I'll have more photos of this species posted on my website soon.
I have only seen two plants of true N. burkei in cultivation, one in Australia and one in Japan, both of which I believe originated from a single collection made back in the 1970's. *I would be curious to hear from anyone if this is being grown in Europe and/or the US.
In regards to Malesiana Tropicals (about which I have received many emails recently), please be informed that I have resigned from my work there in July. *MT is still engaged in the production of Nepenthes and I presume will continue to do so. *I regret having lost contact with many correspondents after leaving MT, but please feel free to email me directly at this address from now on. *I am currently based in Sarawak and am still involved in field work on Nepenthes.