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Giant Nepenthes Tour, Part 4, Poring


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Hi guys

After a gruelling 4 days on Mt Tambuyukon we finally reached the base around just before mid-day.

After a quick rest and cool off we then headed off to Poring for some lunch and to check out the Rafflesiana keithii reserve. Luckily for us this reserve was situated about 50m away from some wild growing N. mirabilis and N. gracilis that grew beside road on an embankment.

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A red N. mirabilis upper pitcher.

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A common green N. mirabilis upper pitcher.

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A red N. mirabilis lower pitcher.

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Speckled N. gracilis intermediate pitchers.

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The N. gracilis plant.

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N. gracilis lower pitchers.

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Green N. gracilis upper pitchers.

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N. gracilis plants growing on the embankment.

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N. gracilis plants vining up into the trees.

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A N. mirabilis x N. gracilis hybrid.

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A N. mirabilis x N. gracilis hybrid upper pitcher.

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The N. mirabilis and N. gracilis habitat by the side of the road.

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Rafflesia keithii flower.

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Two flowers open together.

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Rafflesia keithii flower and developing bud next to it.

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Pedro and Alastair with the Rafflesia.

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The host vine Tetrastigma.

Coming up next:

Part 5 – Mt Trusmadi

N. macrophyll, N. lowii, N. tentaculata, N. reinwardtiana and N. fusca.

Cheers

Steve

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