Thanks for your great habitat images and belated welcome to the forum. I saw that species once on Gunung Salak - if I remember right. That's the one near Bogor, correct? I used to do a training in Kebun Rajah and lived for a few months in your place. Your friend also came over to Manila to see my plants. I am sure the climate in Bogor is much more Nepenthes friendly. Robert, the red pitcher is a lower. Salamat and sampai jumpa! Volker
I will add some pictures from east java (all this picctures is from central java) after I find them.
Yes, the red one is a lower pitcher.
Yes, gunung salak is the one near Bogor, the other are Gunung Gede and Pangrango. I heard that N. gymnamphora from G.salak is little bit different from the other N. gymnamphora from another montain in west jawa. I haven't seen them yet. Somebody said that they don't produce much upper pitchers like in the others place.
There is differences between N. gymnamphora from west & central jawa and from east java. From west and central java they have reddish stem (specialy the young ones), but from east java they only have green stem.
Most mountains in java are active volcanos. And most of them have nepenthes gymnamphora. Somebody said (I think that was Ch'ien Lee), if you can see clouds in the montain in java, you can find N. gymnamphora there!
Post by Rainforest Carnivores on Apr 10, 2006 13:52:34 GMT 7
Beautiful photos of N. gymnamphora. I am curious what the conditions they thrive in. From what I gather, it appears wet as ferns thrive in wetness. The lighting seems subdued with some overhead scrub and the plants are grown in a soil-soil-free compost. Are any epiphytic or at least embedded in moss on rocks or over branches?
Good environmental pics. Also, it appears to be a moderate altitude. not true highlands, but not in the lowlands either. Also, they appear to be growing best on the sides of rocks and cliffs, so water would run past the roots quickly. Again, like in Robert's pics, a moving water environment.
I never seen and heard about N. gymnamphora growing epiphytic, but there’s one species (in process to published, spec. nova), N. adrianii, epiphytic nepenthes from central java. I hope I can post the picture of this species next month, after I visit their habitat.
sunbelle, the elevation was about 1000 m above sea level, they grow at the side of lava creek.
Post by Rainforest Carnivores on Jun 9, 2006 0:41:47 GMT 7
The gymnamphora photos of habitat shots are fantastic! I just cannot imagine how they could grow where they are. It appears that they seem to be growing in/under the shade of other plants. Are any found growing in full sunlight or always the protected habitat as photographed? The area always looks wet. I imagine the soil is well draining and perhaps maybe water running along a "stream" near or through the plants.
The color forms are fantastic! These are so beautiful and makes me want to grow them now! Great exposure and introduction to this species.
Are there any natural hybrids between this and maybe perhaps N. adrianii or others?
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.
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