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Thread: Home Sweet...Argh!

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    While I hate to disagree, I saw PLENTY of sanguinea on the road up to the Telkom station about 2 months ago. There are no big patches but check out some of the corners on the road just below the station.

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    Hi Troy,

    I used to go up to Cameron Highlands and Fraser Hills for holidays quite often. And you can spot pitcher plants growing along the road embankments leading up the hills. On my last visits to both places last year I looked very hard for them.

    In Brinchang, I even drove off the main roads in search for them. I only saw a few high up the road embankment (ie not reachable unless one bother to climb).

    I saw many being sold in the market though, along with the wild orchids.

    But I know of a few places around Genting Highlands that still have alot of N. sanuinea, N. ramispina and N. gracilis.

    Choong

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    Hi Choong

    I didn't see the place a few years ago so it's highly likely (and sad too, I guess) that what looked like "plenty" to me is actually only the dregs of what it used to be. As you say, almost all the plants that I saw were right up above the road and too high to photograph. I would say they are only there because the collectors were too lazy to climb up. I too saw LOTS for sale in many of those garden shops along the roadside that also sell cacti, etc. There are even a few stalls that adertise themselves as "wild orchid" specialists!
    Figure that out...

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    I'm back! Like Choong said, nepenthes are very scanty by the roadside, but surprisingly enough, I managed to find a few with the help of a good guide!

    Near the summit (close to 6666ft), there is a jungle trail that affords good views of many nepenthes. I saw two species, but couldn't identify them. Pictures will be posted soon.

    Lower down, I managed to go off the road to catch sight of N. sanguinea, N. reinwardtiana (very rewarding find!) and one more nep species I was unable to identify, for a total of five nep species on Gunung Brinchang itself!

    I'm ecstatic, and once the pictures are developed they'll be posted right here.

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