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Hello everyone,

 

I was one of the lucky ones who joined a Redfern expedition recently. I went to Borneo to climb gunung Murud, gunung Trus Madi and gunun Tambuyukon. One the way back home, I stopped for 24h in Kuala Lumpur, and I went to Genting Highlands. I will not focus here on the people (so nice and friendly, both the locals and the other team members) or the food (one of my main passion, and I can tell you I was not disappointed!)

 

Here are a few pictures of this amasing trip!

 

Let me know if you have some interest in a particular species or other, I'll check if I have more pictures of that   ;-)

 

On the way to Gunung Murud, on the road sides:

 

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N. reinwardtiana:

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N. vogelii (or similar, as there is some debate about it):

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N. fusca:

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Gunung Murud:

 

N. muluensis:

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N. lowii:

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N. hurreliana

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N. murudensis (classical form, quite boring from my perspective):

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A more interesting form of N. murudensis:

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On the road from Lawas to Kota Kinabalu, we stopped at a few lowland sites.

 

N. gracilis:

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N. ampullaria:

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N. rafflesiana:

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Gunung Trus Madi:

 

N. fusca:

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N. tentaculata:

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N. lowii:

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N. macrophylla:

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Near Poring Hot Springs:

 

The most beautiful N. gracilis I've seen so far:

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Gunung Tambuyukon:

 

N. burbidgeae:

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N. tentaculata (and some snail eggs):

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N. rajah:

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N. x kinabaluensis:

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Near the summit:

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N. villosa:

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N. edwardsiana:

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Gentings Highlands:

 

N. ramispina:

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N. macfarlanei:

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N. sanguinea:

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Great pics Vincent,I am liking N.Macfarlanei , if you have any more pics It would be nice to see

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Great shots, thanks for sharing :thumbsup:

That mass of mulunensis is probably my favourite photo, very impressive ! What on earth is wrong with that edwardsiana though, it looks like it's got genital warts ! :wacko:

And as for that snail laying her eggs in the throat of that tentaculata, what sort of evil mother would condemn her offspring to instant doom :laugh1:

So many stunning photos in one thread, well done.

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Thanks for the nice comments.

Here are some answers to your questions/queries:

 

Stunning! What was the sundew and the utric near the summit? D. spatulata and U. striatula?

I am really not an Utricularia specialist, so for me it's Utricularia sp.  ;-)
Drosera is ultramafica, actually.

 

Great pics Vincent,I am liking N.Macfarlanei , if you have any more pics It would be nice to see

 

I added some additional pictures of this species (also one of my favorites, actually, good choice ;-) )

 

That mass of mulunensis is probably my favourite photo, very impressive ! What on earth is wrong with that edwardsiana though, it looks like it's got genital warts ! :wacko:

 

The muluensis mass was actually even bigger! See the picture below. I also added a few additional pictures of this lovely species below.

For the "acneic" eddy, it's actually quite commen to see these galls on Tambuyukon. These pitchers are still quite ok, some can by REALLY messed up.

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Some additional pictures of N. macfarlanei:

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Some nice seedlings:

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And some of N. muluensis:

 

The (almost) entire "tree" of the close-up in the first post.

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Probably muluensis x murudensis:

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Corky: I think the moment I saw that plant was one of the most exciting moment in my life! Especially since I spent 45 min just to get out of the Genting casinos (nobody usually goes outside, in particular now that they are re-building most of the complex at the top of the mountain) and then walked alone for about 2 hours to finally stumble across it.

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What a wonderful world! :JC_cupidboy:

 

The white Rafflesiana is stunning!

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Stunning pics - thanks so much for posting!

 

Your practice of providing plants in wider habitat shots followed by close-ups is especially effective.

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For the "acneic" eddy, it's actually quite commen to see these galls on Tambuyukon. These pitchers are still quite ok, some can by REALLY messed up.

Would it be caused by a parasitic insect maybe ?

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I guess so, Welshy. But I have not opened any of the galls. I did not want to damage these fantastic pitchers.

 

Thanks RL7836 and Gauthier.

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beautiful, thanks for sharing!

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I guess so, Welshy. But I have not opened any of the galls. I did not want to damage these fantastic pitchers.

No, of course not.

It's just that you said it was a common problem with edwardsiana at that location, so i thought there might have been a confirmed specific cause of the galls, whether insect or fungal ?

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No, of course not.

It's just that you said it was a common problem with edwardsiana at that location, so i thought there might have been a confirmed specific cause of the galls, whether insect or fungal ?

 

I have to admit that I don't know if the galls is also observed in the other locations. And I also don't know about the cause.

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Hi Vincent!

Nice to see your photos, thanks for sharing.

You've seen a so large diversity of carnivorous plants, that's impressive! This part of Borneo is really rich.

You're lucky to do this travel, indeed...

The best,

Aurélien

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Hi Vincent,

Although I have enjoyed some of your photos elsewhere, it is hard to get enough of them. Really nice looking raffs also.

Since I have been pondering to visit Genting Highlands one day, I wonder if it was difficult - apart from leaving the Casino :) - to find untouched nature (and of course Nepenthes) there?

Regards,

Christer

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Since I have been pondering to visit Genting Highlands one day, I wonder if it was difficult - apart from leaving the Casino :) - to find untouched nature (and of course Nepenthes) there?

 

Hi Christer,

 

It's actually quite easy as the plants are along the road. Contact me to get some more details.

 

Be careful to have enough time on the way back if you leave Genting during the afternoon, as the but will get caught in traffic jam. I suggest adding 1 hour to the planned travel time.

One VERY IMPORTANT detail (people who know me will understand): the Indian restaurant of the bus station at airport is very good!  ;-)

Among other stuffs, you can buy nasi lemak (rice + egg + peanuts + sambal) wrapped in paper (kind of pyramid). Just perfect for lunch. I even went back there after doing the checking in for my flight for Europe.

 

Enjoy!

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Hi Vincent,

 

Thanks for the detailed info, and also for the food tip. The food in Southeast Asia is something I am very fond of too, especially the spicy stuff. I wish you all the best for 2015.

 

Regards,

 

Christer

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