During this trip I also visited C. affinis 'West Pahang' again after a simple lunch of fried bee hoon beside a cat taking a nap.
The water level is much lower this time, a large part of the island which was below water previously was now above above the water level. The emersed leaves (could be submersed leaves previous but were now left exposed to the air after the water level fell) photographs are attached below, the leaves were bullate and greenish in colour.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
I visited the habitat of C. nurii in West Pahang again recently. This is the variety of C. nurii with miniature spathe as can be seen later. Below is a video clip of the habitat (a small river with fast flower water) for your reference.
Both emersed and submersed specimens could be found at this location.
Some collector probably named the specimens found here as C. nurii 'Central Pahang'. My explorer friend named the C. nurii found here as "luminous green" due to the luminous green marking which could be seen on the upper side of the leaves. Some of the leaves veins were rather pronounced too but not enough to be termed as "rosanervig". The edge of the leaves was wavy too (common for C. nurii) and the under side could be reddish in colour.
The below photograph will clearly show why I said that they had miniature spathe. The tube of the spathe was extremely short for this variety of C. nurii.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
I managed to visit the state of affinis kingdom, i.e. Pahang state with my explorer friend and he brought me to a few locations where affinis could be found. Below is one of such location with specimens which my friend termed as "Pink Rosa" (rosa = rosanervig) in his blog.
The habitat is a small river with flowing water, see below for a short video clip of the habitat.
Both emersed and submersed specimens could be found. The specimens found in this location can be considered as small size as compared to other C. affinis found.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Year 2010 was quite a flowerless year for me. However, C. sp. 'Pahang 2' finally flowered this month (i.e. Jan 2011) after more than 1.5 years in cultivation. I believed this could be what some other people termed as "C. nurii with cordate leaves" on the Internet. Below are the photographs of the spathe and interior of the kettle for your reference.
And finally another close up shot of the yellowish flab (valve). After your review of the above, is this C. nurii?