Some orchids of Bako

    We found around twenty orchid species on Baku with several in flower. These are two Cleisostoma species, Cleisostoma teretifolium growing in dry scrubby forest on a plateau at 100m altitude, and the very familiar Cleisostoma subulatum (we grow it at school) growing in coastal swamp forest. Also in swamp forest we found Pomatocalpa diffusum […]


Prolific Pitchers

We have come across some fantastic Nepenthes during our time at Baku. Fortunately for us, guide Mohammad specialises in pitcher plants so spotting, identifying and learning all about these extraordinary plants was very interesting. Nepenthes are a carnivorous genus of plants, luring in their prey by giving off a fragrance of rotten meat and having red […]