This beautiful Nepenthes x petra growing in the hothouse gardens in Palmerston had a tiny Maidenhair fern growing out of it.
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As we were driving from Taolagnaro to Manafiafy we came across a swampy field with multiple pitcher plants.
This large pitcher plant is endemic for Palawan and only occurs at higher altitudes in the Cleopatra's Needle Mountain Range. The species is under threat as the whole mountain range remains unprotected. Centre for Sustainability is working with other local partners to try to get the mountain protected.
Nepenthes (/nɨˈpɛnθiːz/), popularly known as tropical pitcher plants or monkey cups, is a genus of carnivorous plants in the monotypic family Nepenthaceae. The genus comprises roughly 140 species, and numerous natural and many cultivated hybrids. They are mostly liana-forming plants of the Old World tropics, ranging from South China, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines; westward to Madagascar (two species) and the Seychelles (one); southward to Australia (three) and New Caledonia (one); and northward to India (one)...