Thursday, April 8, 2010

Nepenthes reinwardtiana (in situ)

Came across "fields" of these growing in large messy clumps in Kalimantan one time. Was surprised to find it again in my "backyard" hugging exposed, disturbed cliffs of sandstone and clay. Reinwardtiana is easily identified by the two "eye spots" on adult pitchers. It is named after a Dutch botanist, Caspar Reinwardt and is pronounced like the botanist's name, with "tiana" added to the back.

 

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Tiny seedling.

 

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Seed pods forming on a female plant. 

 

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4 comments:

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Lovely photos...can even see that the rain is fresh or is it morning? And the soil is recently disturbed?

Such clear photography!

sarawaklens said...

Thanks Sarawakiana! :)

vinesandspines said...

reinwardtiana in your "backyard"
jealous. its only in my backyard if i put it there.

sarawaklens said...

haha well, figure of speech. :)

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