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Into Borneo with the Unforgettable 2016 IPS Pretour

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Cindy Adair

Yes, all of these since the Indonesian Border group photo were from the same day's hike.

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Cindy Adair

I could have spent several days and not been bored exploring this area!

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mike in kurtistown

I'll put a name on the Licuala that we are seeing in the pictures from Borneo Highlands (the name provided of course by our leaders). Here is another pic of Licuala mattanensis var. paucisecta:

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And here is a group of Iguanura myochodoides. I won a seedling of this in a contest set up by Jeff Marcus at a local meeting by knowing how spell the name.

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Thank you so much for the photos and identifications! I loved the story about winning a rare palm as a spelling prize from Floribunda! Good work Mike!

If the remaining photos would only download at a reasonable speed I could finish while it rains. Doesn't look promising so far...

 

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Yes this is yet another Pinanga aristata!

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Yes these fruits really were blue.

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And these flowers were really lime green.

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Cindy Adair

Some parting views of the Borneo Highlands Resort.

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Views from the room's window!

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Hotel grounds are nice too.

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I almost forgot the well armed live creature in the hotel lobby with the edge of my passport (not my fingers this time!) for scale.

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I learned that fresh chicken feet sell for  about $1.20 per kilogram so about 50 cents a pound.     

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We stopped at a Nepenthes Garden but the wild grown ones we saw later at the Biennial were much more impressive.

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And a terrestrial orchid, Paphiopedilum species, probably P. stonei in a pot amongst the pitcher plants.

 

 

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And we were off to Kuching and the start of the Biennial after sadly saying goodbye to two of our travelers.

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I want to again extend my most sincere thanks to David Tanswell, Rudy Meyer, Philip Arrowsmith and the IPS for making this a once in a lifetime adventure.

That is unless you plan a sequel?

Never too late to post comments/additional photos and hope to see my fellow travelers from all over the globe in the future!

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mike in kurtistown

If Cindy is sure, I am willing to post seven more.

First is a pic of David straddling a marker for the boundary between Sarawak and Kalimantan, as Larry Noblick deals with a leech problem. There were places along this rim trail where a misstep one way would send you plunging into Sarawak, whereas a misstep in the other direction would send you plunging into Kalimantan.

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Here is my Pinanga aristata picture from the day's walk. Some of my best ones turned out blurred for unknown reasons, but this one is good.

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I saw a pic of this little palm above, so I'll provide a leader-supplied name for it - Pinanga ridleyana:

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We took a special walk along some water-supply works to see Salacca sp. - it doesn't have a name yet, acc. to our leaders.

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Here is Pinanga crassipaes;

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At the nepenthes garden, there was a nice cultivated specimen of Pinanga simplicifrons:

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And for my final shot, I show a cage of human skulls that we saw in the longhouse. They are from the old headhunting days, and I was glad that I would be leaving in better condition.

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Cindy Adair

Thanks again Mike for your pictures and identifications!

Post away please!

I managed to use up pretty much all of my "roll over data" so I am alas back to mostly iPhone views and limited posting.

 

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Josh-O

this thread is amazing Cindy!

thanks for posting so many habitat photos! :)

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annafl

Cindy, Thanks so much for posting these incredible photos of your spectacular trip!  I loved them!  What a way to have my coffee.  Thanks.

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Cindy Adair
On October 18, 2016 at 7:30:00 PM, Cindy Adair said:

Thanks again Mike for your pictures and identifications!

Post away please!

I managed to use up pretty much all of my "roll over data" so I am alas back to mostly iPhone views and limited posting.

 

Through a quirk in AT&T's plans I unexpectedly have more "use it or loose it" data this month.

Perhaps I could tackle the Post Tour too? Hmmm....

 

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Cindy Adair
On October 19, 2016 at 8:03:30 AM, annafl said:

Cindy, Thanks so much for posting these incredible photos of your spectacular trip!  I loved them!  What a way to have my coffee.  Thanks.

On October 19, 2016 at 12:41:33 AM, Josh-O said:

this thread is amazing Cindy!

thanks for posting so many habitat photos! :)

Thanks to both of you for wading through all these memories.

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piping plovers

Cindy, thanks for sharing these amazing experiences!  I know this was posted years ago, but with this 2020 coronavirus sheltering going on I am at home vicariously traveling the world's great exotics through these IPS journals.  Spent 2 evenings reading the text and viewing the photos of this trip; it is like a high quality nature documentary but just without sound.  Those Caryotas: just otherworldly.  Could those Caryotas grow in Puerto Rico?  Also, really enjoyed the Joey Magnificas; wonderful photos of those. 

I considered traveling to Reunion this May for the IPS event, but I just relocated for work and considering the world events, perhaps there will be a better time to attend one of these events.

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55 minutes ago, piping plovers said:

Cindy, thanks for sharing these amazing experiences!  I know this was posted years ago, but with this 2020 coronavirus sheltering going on I am at home vicariously traveling the world's great exotics through these IPS journals.  Spent 2 evenings reading the text and viewing the photos of this trip; it is like a high quality nature documentary but just without sound.  Those Caryotas: just otherworldly.  Could those Caryotas grow in Puerto Rico?  Also, really enjoyed the Joey Magnificas; wonderful photos of those. 

I considered traveling to Reunion this May for the IPS event, but I just relocated for work and considering the world events, perhaps there will be a better time to attend one of these events.

Thanks for bumping this overly long topic. I too will enjoy reliving this adventure while sheltering in place. And yes, as far as I know all the Caryotas would grow for me. So far so good. The last J. magnifica I planted here has turned out to be an altifrons. 

And yes, not a good time to travel now but next time I'll see you wherever!

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