My LiFe ChAnGiNg EvEnTs!

By: kuchai latiff

[Recommend this Fotopage] | [Share this Fotopage]
View complete fotopage

Wednesday, 2-Aug-2006 00:29 Email | Share | Bookmark
periuk kera


All Nepenthes species
Periuk kera, Entuyut, Pitcher plant


They usually grow on poor, acid soils, deficient in nitrogen. They are carnivorous plants which trap insects in the pitchers to provide them with some of their nitrogen needs.

Nepenthes start as rosette plants and mature into tendril climbers. Some of the tendrils bears funnel-shaped pitchers. Different species have pitchers of different shapes and colours. Most of the species are terrestrial while some are epiphytic.

The most spectacular species is N. lowii where the pitcher has a narrow constriction half-way up. N. ampullaria, N. rafflesiana and N. gracilis are found by roadsides while N northiana is endemic to limestone. Other species are confined to swamp forest and montane forest.

Habitat: Locally occasional in peat swamp, kerangas, limestone, mixed dipterocarp forest, submontane and montane forests, from sea level to 2,700m above sea level.

Note: Nepenthes are threatened because of their high horticultural value.


psst: captured while descending from mount kinabalu

View complete fotopage

© Pidgin Technologies Ltd. 2016