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ICPS Conference 2023 Japan Invitation

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The schedule for the the 13th ICPS International Conference has been posted.

The conference will be held at the Himeji Citizens Hall in Himeji City, Japan, May 26-28, 2023. Field trips will be on May 29-31, 2023. For more information, please see:

http://jcps.life.coocan.jp/ICPS/ICPS_E.html

The conference is hosted by the Japanese Carnivorous Plant Society (JCPS) with the cooperation of the Kansai Carnivorous Plant Society (KCPS), the Tokai Carnivorous Plant Society (TCPS) and the Hiroshima Carnivorous Plant Society (HCPS).

– Koji Kondo
  13th ICPS World Conference Organizer Team

Wed, 07/27/2022 - 18:17

Virtual Webinars and Happy Hours on Zoom

The ICPS is offering Webinars and Happy Hours via Zoom.

ICPS is excited to offer MONTHLY member's only Virtual Webinars and Happy Hours! Take this opportunity to ASK THE EXPERTS.

The scheduled Happy Hours are

Aug 7, 2022 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Sep 14, 2022 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
 

The scheduled Webinars are

Aug 9, 2022 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Effects of prey capture and pollen-donor distance on seed production and germination in S. alata

Aug 12, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Florida's Carnivorous Plants

Sep 8, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Growing Venus Flytraps Successfully 

Nov 2, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Missouri Botanical Garden's Carnivorous Plant collection and conservation

Dec 5, 2022 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Evolution of Nepenthes pitcher diversity and their interactions with symbiotic insects and microbes
 

To join the members only Webinars and Happy Hours:

Step 1: LOG into your account at https://icps.clubexpress.com/
Step 2: Click the Zoom link on the front page.

The Virtual Happy Hours are hosted by ICPS Education Director, Kenny Coogan.

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Tue, 06/28/2022 - 12:46

June 2022 CPN

The June 2022 issue of CPN is now out.

The Carnivorous Plant Newsletter (CPN) is the official publication of the International Carnivorous Plant Society. CPN is published in March, June, September, and December.

Features of CPN include horticultural articles, research papers, field trip reports, conservation news, book and literature reviews, communications from members, cultivar and species descriptions, and meeting announcements.

 

Contents of Volume 51 Number 2, June 2022

  • The 13th ICPS Conference—Japan — Koji Kondo (Info | PDF)
  • CPN takes another step into the digital world — John Brittnacher 
  • Morphometry of shoots and flowers of Utricularia minor at a large site in the Czech Republic — Lubomír Adamec and Andrea Kučerová (Abstract | PDF)
  • Drosera filiformis Raf. var. floridana Rice forma albiflora J.Ksepka f. nov — Jason Ksepka (Abstract | PDF)
  • Forked leafed Drosera tracyi — Bill Scholl 
  • Purple bladderworts in Quebec: Rediscovering an unusual growth strategy — Douglas W. Darnowski 
  • Field notes on Triantha occidentalis subsp. brevistyla (C.L.Hitchc.) Packer in Washington, USA — Barry A. Rice 
  • Captivated: The Allure of Carnivorous Plants A non-profit documentary film — Jonathan S. Kui 
  • New cultivars — Giacomo Mehle and Craig Heath and Kirk Simpson and Frank Obregon and Robert Co and Daniele Righetti (Abstract | PDF)

 

View the Contents of All CPN Issues

 

 

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Tue, 06/07/2022 - 20:36

March 2022 CPN

The March 2022 issue of CPN is now out.

The Carnivorous Plant Newsletter (CPN) is the official publication of the International Carnivorous Plant Society. CPN is published in March, June, September, and December.

Features of CPN include horticultural articles, research papers, field trip reports, conservation news, book and literature reviews, communications from members, cultivar and species descriptions, and meeting announcements.

 

Contents of Volume 51 Number 1, March 2022

  • Carnivorous Plant Newsletter 50th Anniversary Issue — John Brittnacher 
  • Posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award – Allen Lowrie — Richard Nunn (Info | PDF)
  • Allen James Lowrie (10 October 1948 – 30 August 2021) — Kevin F. Kenneally (Summary | PDF)
  • In memory of Allen James Lowrie (1948 – 2021) — Richard Nunn and Robert Gibson and Marcel van den Broek and Denzel Murfet and Greg Bourke and Andreas Fleischmann and Russell L. Barrett and Spot Cullen 
  • The huge scientific footprint of Allen James Lowrie (1948 – 2021) — Andreas Fleischmann (Summary | PDF)
  • Allen Lowrie’s definitive work on Australian Carnivorous Plants - Carnivorous Plants of Australia Magnum Opus — Richard Nunn 
  • New Australian Drosera taxa published since Allen Lowrie’s Magnum Opus — Thilo Alexander Krueger 
  • New Australian Nepenthes taxa published since Allen Lowrie’s Magnum Opus — Richard Nunn 
  • New Australian Utricularia taxa published since Allen Lowrie’s Magnum Opus — Richard Nunn 
  • Cultivating kids: A passion for carnivorous plants — Evan Wang and Stephen Wang 
  • Refined taxon sampling discloses new quinone patterns and relationships among Sundews (Drosera, Droseraceae) — Jan Schlauer and Andreas Fleischmann (Abstract | PDF)
  • New cultivars — Dieter Blancquaert and Craig Heath and Evan Wang and Gianluca Bergamo (Abstract | PDF)

 

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Thu, 03/03/2022 - 15:55

World Carnivorous Plant Day 2022 Merch

World Carnivorous Plant Day 2022 is Wednesday, 4th of May, 2022.

WCPD 2022 merchandise is available at

world-carnivorous-plant-day.creator-spring.com

Get T-shirts, tanks, sweatshirts, hoodies, face masks, mugs, and tote bags with the WCPD 2022 logo. A proportion of the proceeds will support ICPS conservation and education initiatives. Shipping is worldwide.

Please see the WPCD page for more information about World Carnivorous Plant Day.

 

Tue, 02/08/2022 - 05:22

Photo Contest 2022

Enter your photos for a chance to WIN one of three 1-year ICPS memberships!

The 2022 ICPS Photo Contest results will be part of the World Carnivorous Plant Day (WCPD) celebration on May 4, 2022. The submission deadline is April 22, 2022. Winners receive a 1-year membership to the ICPS. Please see the Photo Contest Rules for more information.

The 2022 Judges are the winners of the 2021 Photo Contest!

  • Stephane Joly from France
  • Krzysztof Banaś from Poland
  • Phillip Bernie from Australia

We had about 150 entries last year - let's beat it this year!

Photo contest is curated by ICPS Education Director, Kenny Coogan.

 

 

Category 3 2021 Winner: Phillip Bernie from Australia. Sarracenia sp. with a spectator.

 

Sat, 01/15/2022 - 08:59