Thanks again to Lindsay for writing today’s entry:
Thank you to San for sharing today’s photo (original image | Miss North’s pitcher plant, the specific epithet northiana refers to Marianne North, who first illustrated this species. Nepenthes northiana is the largest of the lowland carnivorous pitcher plants endemic to the Kuching Division of Sarawak, Malaysia. The forest here is situated on an alluvial plain that is home to many rare and endemic species, particularly in the limestone hills around the village of Bau. Unfortunately, this area has not been widely researched and due to complicating factors, including adjacent quarry operations, the ecosystem is considered very fragile.