I found N. mirabilis, the most widespread species of tropical pitcher plant when i was in Cambodia in july 2007.
After a short journey in Phnom Penh chewing over my itinerary and collecting as much as informations that i could gather on cambodian biodiversity and security precautions, i decided to head toward the south-west near the thaï border.
I meticulously examined some maps then i chose the touristic site called Kbal Chhay, located near Sihanoukville (The name of this city means "Sihanouk city" - Sihanouk being the late cambodian king). At the touristic period of the year (november-march), cambodian people and tourists rush to lay their admiring eyes on the river and its beautiful falls.
This site, surrounded by a great forest, is located near the wild Cardamones Mountains.
Here are some pictures of Kbal Chhay:
I quickly realised that i would not find anything relevant on the site itself so, i decided, to branch away (there was no land mines in the area). There were a few Khmers on the place (we were in july which is not a touristic period) and they explained that all i would find if i went through some parts of the forest were mere insects... and plants.
After two hours of trek, i found an interesting spot which reminded me of the "Belukar" vegetation that is regularly described in specialized books.
Hope began to soar when i discovered hordes of Dicranopteris linearis, the resam fern, a robust species which is often found growing along with Nepenthes:
Finally, at the bend of another path, i saw this nice rosette: