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N. palawanensis: New Nep Species, from Philippines

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Another good reason to make the trek to hear Stewart speak in VA. In Phil's last PM to me, he thought it would likely be held May 1st.

edit: some more info & pics. Evidently this is the 1st of 2 newly discovered species from this area. In addition, he mentions how the prior discovery helped conservation efforts in the area & actually closed down a nickel mine.
 
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1st of 2? What is the second?
He mentions a 2nd was discovered but stops there with that tidbit.... ???
stewart said:
I am currently in the Philippines and just returned from two spectacular peaks in Palawan.

On the summits of these mountains, I encountered two new Nepenthes species.

Here is the first - a truly spectacular plant and one of the biggest in the genus.
 

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It was mentioned in another post.

http://www.cpukforum.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=35684&hl=

the second was this one:

Nepenthesgantungensis9.jpg


Nepenthesgantungensis12.jpg

a species that looks incredibly close to N. mira.

Nepenthesgantungensis8.jpg
 
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