Nepenthes Guide 2018 Upgrade: In Situ Species Photos
Published 1 January 2018, updated
Happy New Year!
To celebrate the start of 2018, I’ve upgraded my Nepenthes Interactive Guide with a frequently-requested feature: species photographs. To try it out, simply enter your chosen species into the calculator, and click on the thumbnails to see high-resolution images. For each photo, the photographer’s name is displayed in the caption.
Huge thanks to all contributors - I’ve listed them below, along with the countries from which they’ve provided in situ species photographs:
- Christophe Maerten, Botanic Garden Meise - Borneo, Sumatra, Malaysia
- Jeremiah Harris, Colorado Carnivorous Plant Society - Borneo, Sumatra
- Marcello Catalano, Italian Carnivorous Plant Association - Thailand
- François Mey, A Garden’s Chronicle - Borneo, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam
- Laurent Taerwe, Taerwe Tropicals - Borneo, Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatra
- Andy Smith (interview link) - Philippines
I’ll update this list as I get new contributors. Note that for a couple of popular species which weren’t covered in these photo collections, I’ve featured Creative Commons licensed photos by Alastair Robinson and Stewart McPherson. Where possible (and appropriate), I’ve endeavored to create composite images which illustrate the morphological differences between a species’ lower and upper pitchers.
You’ll quickly notice that I’ve not yet added photos of all 150+ species. I intend to continually expand the selection, but to do this I’ll need help from more people who’ve photographed Nepenthes in the wild. If you’d like to contribute, please get in touch via email.
To support further development of the Nepenthes Interactive Guide (and my other my other interactive guides!), please consider sharing it on Facebook, Instagram, or your preferred growers forum. It’s a free tool, built to benefit everyone with an interest in Nepenthes - the more people it helps, the better!
Thanks for reading - I’ve got some really exciting articles coming up in the new year, starting with an in-depth profile of Native Exotics nursery in Trumansburg, New York. Be sure to subscribe to my mailing list (below) to be notified of all future posts.
Wishing everyone a very happy new year - good growing!
I've been growing carnivorous plants for over 2 decades, having been fascinated by these plants since I got my first Venus flytrap at age 10. I now have a large greenhouse to house my collection and am an avid breeder of Nepenthes pitcher plants.