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    Journey to Gunung Kerangan & nearby areas

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    The highlight of this trip is not the journey to Gunung Kerangan (1,463 feet) but the red "apples" from the nearby area!

    Many thanks to Robert for showing me the red Nepenthes ampullaria. I never seen so many many red ampullaria before.....I almost fainted on the site!!! Wowwww!!!

    The red "ground apples" :




    It is very rare to find red colour of N. ampullaria......but here, it's growing abundantly!!! You can see the common "spotted green" in the upper left of this picture.





    Close-up of this handsome picther !!!! Damn beautiful!!!!

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    And also, my very first time to see this cute little aerial pitcher of red ampullaria!!! Alamak!!





    The leaves of the plant is green, not red.....ha!ha! So beautiful.






    And, I was shocked to find this : A pitcher plant can grow 2 type of colours of pitcher : green "apples" and red "apple" !!!! Probably this plant is a natural cross between green ampullaria & red ampullaria ???

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    The habitat is the disturbed secondary forest:





    Robert is looking at the inflorescence of Nepenthes reinwardtiana which growing on the slope of the hill near the site of red "apples".

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    Saturday trip :

    http://www.ibanorum.netfirms.com/rambungan.htm




    The black water river in the Kerangas forest of western Sarawak. Kerangas forest is very common type of forest near coastal areas.





    The blue sky & the coconut tree:

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    Last Sunday trip :

    http://www.ibanorum.netfirms.com/kerangan.htm



    Amorphophallus sp. (aroid)





    The spadix of Amorphophallus sp. (aroid)






    A species of terrestrial orchid.





    Close-up of the inflorescence of the wild orchid.

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    Gosh! This is the second location of finding this giant land snail of Borneo!!! It is Bertia brookei, named after our white rajah (king) of Sarawak, James Brooke. It is an endemic species to Borneo.





    My very first time to see this species of wild ginger (Hornstedtia reticulata):

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    Wow! Love the pitchers! But I sometimes wonder what will happen to them if animals/people/cars just walk/ trample/drive over them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justikanz View Post
    Wow! Love the pitchers! But I sometimes wonder what will happen to them if animals/people/cars just walk/ trample/drive over them...
    It usually grow in the forest, not too near the road....so, don't worry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kuching View Post
    The black water river in the Kerangas forest of western Sarawak. Kerangas forest is very common type of forest near coastal areas.

    Spectacular! How far is this away from Kuching?

    And the red pitchers are fantastic!

    Cheers,
    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by benny View Post
    Spectacular! How far is this away from Kuching?

    And the red pitchers are fantastic!

    Cheers,
    not far. Thats the place I where brought u, Mr Tree & ....that guy,I forgot his name to catch Betta ibanorum.
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