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Lonely Nepenthes

Lonely Nepenthes
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Copyright: gusti anshari (gambut) (4)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-17
Categories: Rain Forest
Exposure: f/2.8
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-10 5:10
Viewed: 4259
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A pitcher plant (Nepenthes spp) is common in the peat swamp forests in the tropics. Indonesia has the largest tropical peat swamp forests, with wide distribution from coastal into upper river basins.

This photograph was taken in deep peatland forest of Sungai Putri in the district of Ketapang. The forest has been disturbed by removing selected commercial timbers (e.g. ramin and meranti), and by anthropogenic fires. As peatlands store a large amount of Carbon - the destruction of tropical peats will add more CO2 in the air. With peat depths between 4 and 15 meters, Carbon contents in this forest are approximately 3000 and 4000 tons/ha

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