Drosera darwinensis var. pygmy

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While photographing D. falconeri I found a beautiful location nearby that was carpeted with a tiny Drosera that I am advised is a very small form of D. darwinensis. This plant also grows sympatrically with D. falconeri so it is highly possible that some of the hybrids in the images in the D falconeri post…


Drosera falconeri

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After a week of solid rain (what a waste of 5 days off) I finally got a clear day although it was still overcast and showered intermittently. Using the directions provided by a fellow carnivorous plant (CP) enthusiast I drove south from Darwin on the Stuart Highway for around 45 minutes until I reached Cox…


Drosera darwinensis

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It’s the week ending December 20 and there’s been lots of rain so most of the wetland areas now have standing pools of water and the wet season plants are all making an appearance. There is plenty to photograph but the down side is that it’s difficult to keep your camera equipment dry and it…


Amorphophallus titanum

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My daughter, aged about 7, with Amorphophallus titanum near Mt Kerinci in Sumatra. My foray into Amorphophallus happened by accident but ended up having a huge impact on my life including helping me to change jobs and eventually starting my own business. In around 2002 I was in Kerinci National Park (see N. aristolochioides for…


Drosera petiolaris

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For the past few years I have been in Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory with my work. I knew there had to be some cool plants up this way and sure enough I discovered plenty to keep me amused, particularly in the wet season between December and about April. After weeks of traipsing through swampy…


Nepenthes lowii

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Nepenthes lowii is a carnivorous pitcher plant that is endemic to Borneo however it isn’t rare so there are plenty of places to see it. The images on this page were taken in two locations; on Mount Trus Madi which is Malaysia’s second highest mountain, and on Mount Murud, the highest mountain in Sarawak (also…


Nepenthes aristolochioides

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The bustling port city of Padang, capital of west Sumatra, is the usual start point to see Nepenthes aristolochioides in its natural habitat. Take a bus or drive south toward Jambi, asking specifically for Kayu Aro or the town of Sungai Penuh, but don’t take the coast road as it won’t get you anywhere near…


Rafflesia arnoldii

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The flower of Rafflesia arnoldii in Palupuh, west Sumatra. Recognised as the largest single flower in the world, Rafflesia arnoldii is a parasite with filament like threads that grow in the body of its host. Once ready the flower takes up to 9 months to finally bloom before turning into a black mess after only…