Sulawesi 2015 Redfern Nepenthes expedition - Part 1


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Hi guys

 

Earlier this year I went on the 16 day Sulawesi Nepenthes & Orchids expedition organised by Redfern Natural History and was led by Alastair Robinson.

 

Our main stops were Rantepao, Tentena, Mt Lumut, Lore Lindu and Manado over the tour.

 

The Nepenthes seen were N. maxima "Slender form", N. glabrata, N. mirabilis "Giant Red form", N. tomoriana, N. maxima "Wavy leaf form, N. nigra, N. tentaculata, N. hamata, N. maxima "Miniature form", N. pitogangii and Drosera burmanii.

 

For more photos visit:

http://vcps.org/sulawesi_2015_day1.html

 

 

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Map of Sulawesi showing the destinations where we visited.

 

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Rantepao accommodation 

 

 

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Rantepao highlands treks

 

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Rantepao highlands habitat

 

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N. maxima  "Slender form" 

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N. maxima  "Slender form" which had thin papery pitchers and thin elongated lower pitchers.

 

 

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N. glabrata

 

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N. glabrata

 

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Our group trekking through the highlands of Rantepao.

 

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Orchid Spiranthes sinensis

 

 

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Peristylus maingayi

 

 

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Dendrobium vogelsangii

 

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The view from the top of the mountain at 1470m alt in the Rantepao highlands.

 

 

 

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N. maxima - More robust form found along the side of the road as we headed towards Palopo

 

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N. maxima

 

 

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More N. glabrata which brighter flecking on the pitchers.

 

 

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Dendrobium lancifolium

 

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Corybus picta

 

 

Some photos from a locals collection of orchids

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Vandopsis lissochiloides

 

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Phalaenopsis celebensis

 

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Bulbophyllum veldkampii

 

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Bulbophyllum brevibrach

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