Tropical Wild Pitcher Plants @ Chiling Falls & Fish Sanctuary

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  1. mylo

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    I just returned from Chiling falls & fish sanctuary in Selangor, Malaysia. I completed nearly 2 km of adventurous jungle trekking and crossed six rivers to reached the waterfall.

    There were loads of wild pitcher plants over there. Here are some photos:

    Picture 1 - Tropical Pitcher Plant

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    I was surprised to see thousands of exotic pitcher plants in Sungai Chiling.
    A cute looking insect was moving around the plant.


    Picture 2 - Pitchers Everywhere!

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    Pitcher plants are abundant in Chiling. But, you have to look carefully and search for them. These pitcher
    plants blend perfectly with the gigantic fern bushes. I even stumbled upon a medium sized pitcher tree
    with 30 - 40 pitcher cups.


    Cheers!
    mylo
     
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    Cool! It looks in photo 1 as if the plant actually has a top flap, that I would guess closes after a rainfall? Nice shot.
     
  3. mylo

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    Thank you!!

    Actually, the top flap look like a mini umbrella - a nature adaptation to attract small insects to take cover beneath the flap. The side of the flap is slippery and may be grooved in such a way so as to ensure that the insects cannot climb out.

    Here is one more picture from my trip:

    Picture 3 - Alien Life Form in District 9?

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    Nope. These are strange looking fern fronds that will develop
    into fern leaves. The frond in front has three circular loops while
    the frond at the back has a lollipop curve.

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