No, I'm not talking about Las Vegas, but about a new spot of kerangas-lined peat swamp forest (or peat-swamp lined kerangas, not sure) we discovered last weekend out in Magic Pitcher Land. This time, we found a lovely little loop trail that dazzled us with entire battalions of a hybrid which I'd previously only seen once in the wild - N. x hookeriana. The unfortunately named "hookers" (I had a bit of a time explaining the moniker to my sons, who naturally suspected something uncouth) are among my absolute favorite Nepenthes; I think I had half a dozen different forms in my greenhouse back when. Naturally, they're even more spectacular in the wild.
Also found in the area was a pink(yes, pink) rafflesiana var. giant, a color I'd never seen before, not even in nursery catalogs.
And as if we hadn't been blessed enough, at the end of the trail we chanced upon a Nepenthes graveyard - a toppled tree whose crown had been completely overgrown with carnivorous vines that had died alongside with their host. Great stuff for artsy black-and-white shots :-)
Pistols at dawn!
Pink rafflesiana. What a spectacular find indeed (well, for this greenhorn, at last)
A few more var. "giant"
No, I didn't place that gracilis pitcher there. This tableau "The Huge, The Dead, and The Tiny" was shot as found.
Where pitchers go to die
The aerial stuff didn't disappoint either
And with these Waldo images (how many pitchers can you find?) I shall close the show
Wait! Found a vegetarian plant, too! No idea what it was, but it grew on a tree.
plantguyty1: I'm looking for pollen.
Dec 31, 2016 23:50:46 GMT 7
fredp: I'm trying to add a PDF file to a new thread but it doesn't seem to work thru the "Add Attachment" button. Can someone help?
Jan 8, 2017 0:08:27 GMT 7
plantguyty1: Does anybody need pollen? I have N. Miranda it's the first time it flowered for me so I do not know if its sterile or a good candidate. Is there anybody with an active female that would like to give my pollen a shot?
Feb 19, 2017 1:19:37 GMT 7
siravi: im looking for seeds, anyone?
Mar 15, 2017 13:41:04 GMT 7
samu0945: I'm looking for N. Aristolochioides
Apr 2, 2017 8:48:30 GMT 7
thatoneplantboi: Hey guys, I'm new to growing nepenthes, I'm getting a mini indoor greenhouse to grow them in. What kind of light should I use for them? Also, if you could provide a link to a product, it would be very much appreciated
Oct 5, 2017 10:16:29 GMT 7
borneo: Yes, they work superbly. But you don't need expensive lights, cheap ones work well too.
Sept 2, 2018 14:34:57 GMT 7
mylesg: i havent checked in here for a while, why does it seem all the CP forums have lost their once strong activity? the trade/sale section used to be so active and now its a ghost town. where is everybody hanging out these days for a strong online CP community?
Dec 9, 2018 3:15:01 GMT 7
mylesg: Happy holidays to everyone out there!
Dec 26, 2018 0:23:13 GMT 7
lance: Everyone left the forums and moved to facebook groups.
Oct 2, 2019 12:09:05 GMT 7
mylesg: yes, facebook groups will never have same feel as this place once did
Nov 3, 2019 8:34:22 GMT 7
etiennecancio: perhaps we can try to revitalize the old forums? i always found them to be much more convenient than facebook groups at least hah
Nov 4, 2019 17:01:25 GMT 7
mylesg: i refuse to abandon this place, i am posting in my grow thread with many photos and always there to answer any questions just built new grow room and tons of pitcher shots!
Nov 6, 2019 21:17:59 GMT 7