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Rare Nepenthes from the Philippines

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Dear members of the CPUK forum,

I thought I would post a few photos of some little known Nepenthes from the Phillippines!

I recently traveled to Mindanao to study N. copelandii and N. surigaoensis with Volker Heinrich and Thomas Gronemeyer to look at the following species! I especially wanted to study N. copelandii and N surigaoensis to examine as to whether these two species are distinct from N. alata and N. merriliana. After seeing these plants I feel that both are distinct as all populations I encountered displayed many stable, but significant differences in the leaf, pitcher and flower morphology and so can easily be distinguished in the field

Hope you like the photos, I uploaded lots more at http://www.redfernnaturalhistory.com/gallery

My very best regards to you all,

Stew

PS Sorry - no seed of these ones!

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Nepenthes surigaoensis

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Nepenthes surigaoensis

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Nepenthes surigaoensis

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Nepenthes surigaoensis

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Nepenthes surigaoensis

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Nepenthes peltata

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Nepenthes peltata

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Nepenthes peltata

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Nepenthes peltata

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Nepenthes peltata

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Nepenthes copelandii

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Nepenthes copelandii

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Nepenthes copelandii

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Nepenthes copelandii

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Nepenthes mira

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Nepenthes mira

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Nepenthes mira

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Hi Stew,

really great pictures from wonderful plants. :tu:

The upper pitchers from N. copelandii are very interesting.

Thanks for sharing them.

Best regards,

Dani

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Thanks for sharing these very well-taken pics with us!

I've had a copelandii (from BE) for close to a year now. Its not doing anywhere as well as those you shot! Mine has been getting lots of direct sunlight every afternoon. Were those in the wild generally well shaded from the sun? I ask 'cos the folliage looks pretty dense (I'm also wondering how far into the jungle you had to travel to find those)!

Cheers

Cas

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Guest Victoria

Great looking pics! I really like the coloration of N. peltata! Thanks for sharing!

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Thanks for showing these wonderful photos. N. peltata is truly a beautiful species, I especially like the colors on the first pitcher.

Regards,

Christer

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Nice pics Stew. I have to admit that I've never seen any pics of those species in the wild before. Thanks for posting them, I really like the N. peltata.

Cheers

Steve

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