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Yards of Trailing Stems

Mr. E. went up a mountain near and brought me down some grand trailing specimens of the largest of all pitcher-plants, which I festooned round the balcony by its yards of trailing stems. I painted a portrait of the largest, and my picture afterwards induced Mr. Veitch to send a traveller to seek the seeds, from which he raised plants and Sir Joseph Hooker named the species Nepenthes northiana. These pitchers are often over a foot long, and richly covered with crimson blotches. Then I said good-bye to Mr. E. and returned to the Rajah’s at Kuching.

Marianne North, botanical artist and explorer, in Sarawak, 1876
Recollections of a Happy Life, 1893

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