More from David Wong

Perry Malouf (
Wed, 31 May 1995 18:29:28 -0400 (EDT)

Here's another message from David Wong; interesting stuff....

> .... My colleague at the university here has been
> convinced to start a Nepenthes collection of sorts at their greenhouse.
> What I'd really like to do, is to post TIFF images of some of the plants
> I've photographed over to other CPers, do you know how to do that? I've
> got some real neat shots of a beautiful xhookeriana and an upper ampullaria.

<Editor's note: I sent him Rick Walker's e-mail
address in the hope that he could help>

> While here, I've started my own little collection of Nepenthes, mostly
> variations of rafflesiana, ampullaria, albomarginata, sanguinea,
> gracilis ( we've found one plant that grew 14+" pitchers that are deep
> maroon with white insides!) All my plants I've started from cuttings
> and seeds (except for a few rafflesiana which we've rescued from a
> roadside clear cut).

<Editor's note: any guesses as to what this deep
maroon Nepenthes is?>

> Seeds of rafflesiana are two to three weeks from being matured. The
> various species mature at different times...I guess that's why there is
> little hybridization between the species. I'll be collecting a number of
> seed stalks and may be sending some to our seed bank. I'll be writing
> more frequently (I hope). Again, feel free to post this on the Net.