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  1. An D, Must be a very fantastic trip. Can you give us a breakdown of the cost involved for all the dreamers who also want to do a trip like yours. Choong
  2. Thanks guys for your help. So except for S.x 'Juthatip Soper', I shall label the rest as hybrids. Choong
  3. These are the common sarracenias that are mass produced by the Dutch and exported worldwide. Do you know the IDs of these plants? http://carnivora.nl/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3242 Choong
  4. Thanks Alexis for your help. Now can plant 3 be S. xMinata x alata (ie. S. alata x minor x alata)? Check: http://www.triffidpark.com.au/htm_pages/ph...nor_x_alata.jpg Choong
  5. I bought these three plants. The nursery got these from Holland. Plant 1, a leucophylla hybrid. The plant is about 12 inch or more tall with 2 inch diameter mouth. Plant 2, another leucophylla hybrid. Up to 12 inch tall, 1inch mouth. Hood is whitish and some red. Plant 3, a frog hybrid. About 9 inch tall and broadest part about 2 inch. Plant is mostly green. Any idea what they are? Choong
  6. Although N. tenax was published in 2006. It was shrouded with secrecy to protect them from collectors. Up until a week ago, the only known picture is this tiny photo from Captive Exotics: http://www.captiveexotics.info/images/18.jpg Then last week, Stewart McPherson started a thread in CPUK (Carnivorous Plants in Habitat) with photos of CPs of Cape York showing N. mirablis, N. rowanae and N. tenax. Hallelujah a proper photo of N. tenax at last! http://www.cpukforum.com/forum/index.php?s...mp;#entry221291 But I believe N. tenax was discovered at the same time N. rowanae was "rediscovered".
  7. Can the Phillippines Sp2 of Borneo Exotics be the elusive Nepenthes saranganiensis? http://www.borneoexotics.com/Species%20Data/nsp2.htm Choong
  8. Unfortunately, mirabilis var. echinostoma is found only in Brunei/Sarawak area. Choong
  9. I have a plant from Wistuba back in 2003. After 5 years, the puny little plant have gone robust and is pitchering very well for me. The plants is giving me a few two inches pitchers. I am now think of getting one from Borneo Exotics for comparison. But according to BE website, the eymae they are selling originated from a clone in Germany. So are the clones of BE and Wistuba the same? BTW, I grow my plant in highland conditions (daytime 24°C and nightime 18°C, 80% humidity). Choong
  10. Okay if you want sympatric nepenthes, here are some: At Bukit Keladang (850m asl, near Ipoh), I found N. gracilis, N. mirabilis and N. albomarginata growing together. N. albomaginata hybrids with gracilis and mirabilis were also found. At lower end of Genting Highlands (1000m asl) You have N. mirabilis, N. gracilis, N, sanguinea and N. ramispina. Only N. sanguinea hybrid with ramispina is known. Wondered why hybrids with gracilis and mirabilis is not found. At the summit of Genting (1700m asl) I found N. sanguinea, N. ramispina and N. macfarlanei growing within 1 foot apart. Here there ar
  11. Dear All, I recently saw some photos in a public domain photo site, http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/tags/nepenthaceae/ which the author claimed are N. mira. They were taken on Mt Hamiguitan, Banaue, Luzon. But I thought N. mira is endemic to Palawan Island. So, are those photos of N. mira and what other nepenthes is known to grow in Luzon besides alata and ventricosa? thanks Choong
  12. Hi Phil, I don't have any Cameron Highlands albomarginata. But I have seen other nepenthes growing in CH and Genting Highlands. I have also seen albo growing in Bukit (Hill) Keladang. At BK, albo grows from 650m upwards. On this hill and on other highlands, the ground are very wet and receive alot of rain and clouds cover. Day temp can be around 25 C (in shade) and drop to 22 C at night. So, I guess that's spring/autumn weather for you. For pixs of BK albo, check out this link http://petpitcher.proboards61.com/index.cg...6129&page=2 cheers Choong
  13. According to a Sabah news report, Dr Charles Clarke made an expedition to Bukit Batu Lesung (where the original specimens were collected) in July 2006 to check out that the pilosa of Sabah is indeed different from the pilosa of Kalimantan. It is indeed different. Acoording to Dr Clarke the real pilosa is much more rounder and broader in shape. The new psecies is named after Datuk CL Chan the publisher of all Dr Clarke books (Natural History Publication (borneo)). Choong
  14. Hi, I have just ordered a vieillardii from malesiana tropicals and they list the plant as lowland/highland. MT description: "Native to New Caledonia where it occurs at high altitudes in wind-swept areas. .... A slow-growing species requiring a cool to medium temperatures" If I am not mistaken there was an article written on this plant's habitat a few years back in this forum. According to the author, N. vieillardii trives on harsh environment. It favours open sunny and well drained areas. ........The slightest shade will slow its growth. In any case I will be growing it in humid tropical c
  15. Hi, Just got a copy of this pocket guide. Handy for field identification. Has a photo a page. Includes 3 new species - glandulifera, platychila and vogelii. The two page picture spread of N. platychila is specticular. cheers Choong