Post by shawnintland on May 28, 2009 21:07:56 GMT -10
It looks like Francois, and I have been covering some of the same ground - too bad we didn't meet up ...yet!
I'll post a few mixed galleries of Borneo species from a trip taken over the last few weeks. Unfortunately my time is short so I won't be commenting much right now but will try to answer questions if anyone has any. Hope you find them enjoyable.
Might as well start with a favorite site, Mt. Kinabalu;
From up close;
So, this is what they mean by 101% humidity;
N. villosa; (These) at aprox. 2,800 m - 3,250 m. a.s.l., pH 5.6, soil -ultramafic, humidity 100%, temps - ?, growing both on exposed slopes and under tree cover.
And a couple N. raja; same pH - 5.6, same ultramafic soils, same exposed slopes and under light tree cover.
with a Malaysian 50 Cent pc. on lid
raja vs. size 11 Rebok;
as big as my head!
Ok, there's another 3,000 images from this trip but I don't want to get carried away yet! Hope you enjoyed these!
Post by rainforest on Jun 15, 2009 9:27:27 GMT -10
Villosa appears to have very long tendrils. Is this due to villosa being a climber? or just on slopes used for extending the pitcher's range away from the main stem. Being in villosa country would you say that they require very cold conditions as described by everyone else? No one ever claims that N. rajah need super cold conditions, yet these grow at similar elevations, and seem to grow well for most hobbyists without that need for extra chilling.