International Carnivorous Plant Society

The International Pinguicula Study Group

The International Carnivorous Plant Society is pleased to host this archive of IPSG newsletters. 

The International Pinguicula Study Group was an organization active in the 1990's dedicated to furthering the knowledge of Pinguiculaand promoting its popularity in cultivation. This Group gave birth to hundreds of passionate Pinguicula lovers worldwide and included many famous people, among them:

L.Adamec, D.Bond, A.Carter, G.Davies, O.Gluch, C.Heat, K.Hughes, S.E.Lampard, A.Lau, S.Lavayssiere, L.Legendre, H.Luhrs, J.van Marm, J.Mazrimas, R.Mudd, L.Pace, K.Pasek, B.Pierson, K.Pottinger, J.Hawkeye Rondeau, M.Sasker, M.Shibata, J.F.Steiger, M.Studnicka, F.Tammaro, P.Temple, C.Panfret Valdez, D.A.Venthem, P.Wilson, L.Wix, Z.Yezek ...

The Group, led by Stan Lampard, published 10 Newsletters:

Newsletters in PDF format

Volume 1, not dated

  • Stan Lampard – Editorial 
  • Chris Heath – Propagation: Leaf cuttings of Mexican Pinguicula sp. 
  • Kevin Hughes – Pinguicula longifolia Ram.: An introduction to its cultivation based on personal experience in Hampshire, England
  • S.E. Lampard – The locations for species belonging to the genus Pinguicula
  • Ron Mudd – P. agnata ?
  • Letters

Volume 2, not dated

  • Stan Lampard – Editorial 
  • Chris Heath – The trouble with mites
  • Stan Lampard – Alfred Lau
  • A. Lau – The discovery of Pinguicula laueana
  • Letters
  • J. van Marm & S.E. Lampard – Some notes on Mexican Pinguiculas
  • Ron Mudd – Pinguicula reticulata
  • Recent publications
  • Advertisements

Volume 3, May/June 1993

  • Stan Lampard – Editorial
  • Letters
  • Gareth Davies – Pinguiculas in tissue culture
  • Laurent Legendre & Serge Lavayssiere – Pinguicula x l'hautil
  • Hans Luhrs – Nomenclatural synopsis of the genus Pinguicula
  • Muneyuki Shibata – A new colony of Pinguicula vulgaris extending the southern limit of its distribution in Japan
  • Ron Mudd – P. colimensis or P. hemiepiphytica ?
  • Alfred Lau & Joe Mazrimas – The discovery of a new Pinguicula from Ayautia, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Chris Heath – Book Review: Letts Guide to Carnivorous Plants of the World 
  • Seed Bank
  • Inserts

Volume 4, February 1994

  • Stan Lampard – Editorial
  • Hans Luhrs – Lost and rediscovered. or just forgotten? Pinguicula acuminata Bentham
  • Kathleen Pottinger – Help please
  • Loyd Wix – Some success with seed
  • Phil Wilson – North American Pinguiculas
  • Loyd Wix – A trip to Trinidad
  • S.E. Lampard – Pinguicula grandiflora forma chionopetra
  • Miloslav Studnicka – Comments to "difficult" Pinguicula species
  • Johan van Marm – Pinguicula emarginata
  • Stan Lampard – Variation in the flowers of Pinguicula emarginata
  • Hans Luhrs – Corrections to the nomenclatural synopsis of the genus Pinguicula
  • Fernando Tammaro & Loretta Pace – Pinguicula fiorii
  • Seed bank

Volume 5, September 1994

  • Stan Lampard – Editorial
  • Serge Lavayssiere – Discovery of Spanish butterworts (part 1)
  • Miloslav Studnicka – Interesting succulent features in the Pinguicula species from the Mexican Evolutionary Centre
  • S.E. Lampard – Pinguiculas in the Mist! An account of a botanical expedition to Mexico Jan.-Mar. 1994
  • Loyd Wix – Observations on Pinguicula grandiflora in habitat, Vall d'Incles Andorra, 6th June 1994
  • Loyd Wix – The Presence of glands on the underside of leaves of Pinguicula longifolia ssp longifolia
  • Menno Sasker & Phil Wilson – Out of synchrony
  • Stan Lampard – Dormancy?

Volume 6, April 1995

  • Stan Lampard – Editorial
  • Johan van Marm – Here at last: Pinguicula cyclosecta
  • Loyd Wix – What’s been pollinating my Pinguiculas?
  • David Bond – Pinguiculas ….. down under
  • Loyd Wix – The traditional uses of Pinguicula in food. Part 1 Uses and geographical distribution
  • Andy Carter – Growing cabinets for Pinguiculas
  • International Pinguicula Study Group & U.K. Carnivorous Plant Society open day
  • Seed bank report

Volume 7, January 1996

  • Ron Mudd – Editorial
  • Ing. Zdenek Yezek – Pinguicula hunting in Mexico
  • Loyd Wix –Variations exhibited be seed raised plants of Pinguicula ehlersae
  • Bruce Pierson – Persistence often pays off
  • Seed bank
  • D.A. Venthem – Pinguicula search in France
  • Andy Carter – Further observations on growing cabinets for Pinguicula
  • Loyd Wix – The traditional uses of Pinguicula in food. Part 2 The use of Pinguicula vulgaris in the preparation of tatmjolk

Volume 8, February 1997

  • Stan Lampard – Editorial
  • J. Hawkeye Rondeau & Jurg F. Steiger – Pinguicula macroceras subsp. nortensis, a new subspecies of Pinguicula (Lentibulariaceae) from the California-Oregon border
  • Lubomir Adamec – Pinguicula crystallina in SE Turkey
  • Serge Lavayssiere -- Discovery of Spanish butterworts (part 2)
  • Miloslav Studnicka – Pinguicula moctezumae: a new species in culture
  • S.E. Lampard – Literature review
  • S.E. Lampard – Growtng Mexican butterworts from seed

Volume 9, Autumn 1998

  • Stan Lampard – Editorial
  • Hans Luhrs – Pinguicula longifolia ssp. longifolia Ram. ex DC., an endemic of the central Pyrenees
  • Loyd Wix – Some comments on recently described new species from the Iberian Peninsula 
  • Loyd Wix – Back from the roots
  • Loyd Wix – Temperate Pinguicula seed germination
  • Paul Temple, Cristina Panfret Valdez & Hans Luhrs – The Pinguicula of Cuba
  • Oliver Gluch – Pinguicula spec ‘Sierra Tamaulipas’ a new species?

Volume 10, Autumn 2000

  • Stan Lampard – Editorial 
  • Stan Lampard – New Butterworts from Central America - part 1
  • Paul Temple, Cristina Panfret Valdez & Hans Luhrs – The Pinguicula of Cuba ... continued
  • Lubomir Adamec & Kamil Pasek – Further details of a Pinguicula crystallina site in south-east Turkey
  • Oliver Gulch – My experiences with the southernmost Butterwort Pinguicula antarctica