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Butterflies of the Crocker Range # 2

The Blue Spotted Peacock Swallowtail, Papilio karna. This is quite common and seems to prefer the lower slopes of the mountain ranges of Borneo.
Kipandi Butterfly Park has a fine range of orchids and pitcher plants as well as insects. It is open to the public. You can even go along at night and see lots [...]

Borneo: Its Mountains & Lowlands with their Pitcher Plants Trekking from 1992 to 2002

Impressed by the beauty and elegance of the pitcher plants of the family Nepenthaceae, the author and his wife made annual trips for 12 years to Sabah and Sarawak, Malaysian states on the island of Borneo, to study and photograph the numerous endemic pitcher plants in their natural, frequently remote, habitats. They were [...]

Flowers & Plants of Mt Kinabalu

Towering over 4000 meters high, Mt. Kinabalu in the tropics of SE Asia is a treasure trove for all those who study plants. It is a mountain with an impressive variety of tropical plants, such as Rafflesia, orchids and pitcher plants not found in Japan. The author, Takashi Sato, has a deep interest [...]

Nepenthes of Borneo

The pitcher plants of Borneo are much more than a colourful collection of unusual plants. They trap and devour animals and provide homes for others, even making convenient daytime roosting sites for bats. Few plants can boast such a variety of bizarre features, but the Nepenthes of Borneo don’t stop there – there [...]

Pitcher Plants of Borneo 2nd. Edition

All the 36 species of pitcher plants currently known from the island of Borneo are covered in this lavishly illustrated second edition. The main focus of the book lies in the accounts of these species, written in an accessible style and including quotes from the works of the old explorers and collectors as [...]

Pitcher Plants of Sabah; A Guide to the

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Pitcher Plants of Sarawak; A Pocket Guide


Sarawak: People of the Longhouse & Jungle

Dr Steiner has made many trips to Sarawak and Sabah since 1992 to study the pitcher plants in these parts of Borneo. The results of these studies have been published in 2002 in a book Borneo: Its Mountains and Lowlands with Their Pitcher Plants. These treks gave the author and his wife frequent [...]

Slipper Orchids of Borneo

SLIPPER ORCHIDS OF BORNEO: Slipper orchids of the genus Paphiopedilum vie with pitcher plants and Rafflesia as Borneo’s most spectacular and instantly recognisable plants. The island can boast a dozen species including several of the most beautiful in the genus.Paphiopedilum rothschildianum and P. sanderianum were sensations when first discovered in late Victorian days, [...]