I'm in Sarawak now. I will return in France at the end of the week and I will sure make some posts for the forum. Of course, I live exceptional moments in the great island. Here's one of them: Nepenthes bicalcarata in Mulu. The pitchers are more than 25 cm!
"When I am king you will be first against the wall..."
Post by rsivertsen on Mar 6, 2009 15:16:30 GMT -10
There's actually an interesting story regarding this. When John Turnbull came back from his epic journey through the Nepenthes habitats, I got a chance to speak with him several times. He mentioned to me that when he first encountered N. bicalcarata in the wild, (which ONLY occurs in Borneo), that this particular population seemed to be this dark red pitcher, and the size of those pitchers was about the size of the American softball, and some were unusually large, about the size of a soccer ball; (that site may not even exist now, as it was near G. Kelam), but it was his first encounter with this species, and he had several other areas in which they were known to grow, and didn't harvest any seed at that time, but eventually as he continued his journey, realized that most populations of N. bicalcarata were much smaller, green to orange in color, and never saw another population as red nor as large as he first encountered. - Rich
I'm not suffering from insanity! I'm rather enjoying it, actually!