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March 2019 CPN

The March 2019 issue of CPN is now out.

The Carnivorous Plant Newsletter (CPN) is the official publication of the International Carnivorous Plant Society. It 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 the March 2019 Issue 48:1 

  • Sarracenia jonesii f. viridescens: A new combination in Sarraceniaceae — Barry Rice (PDF
  • New sundew quinone and emergence data — Jan Schlauer and Siegfried R. H. Hartmeyer and Irmgard Hartmeyer and Holger Hennern and Anja Hennern (PDF
  • Quinones from “Gondwanan” sundews — Jan Schlauer and Thomas Carow and Andreas Fleischmann (PDF
  • Jim Bockowski (1943-2018) — Jay Lechtman 
  • Pitchers for the public! The Meadowview story (Part 1) — Phil Sheridan 
  • Growing a magnificent sundew: Germination and cultivation of Drosera magnifica from seed — Christian Dietz and Marcel van den Broek 
  • In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael — Jim Miller 
  • New cultivars — Luca Gambini and Guillaume Bily and Jason Ksepka and Josh Lynch (PDF)

 

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Fri, 03/01/2019 - 08:08

December 2018 CPN

The December 2018 issue of CPN is now out.

The Carnivorous Plant Newsletter (CPN) is the official publication of the International Carnivorous Plant Society. It 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 the December 2018 Issue 47:4 

  • Erratum — Andreas Fleischmann and Fernando Rivadavia and Paulo M. Gonella (PDF)
  • ICPS Conference 2018, Santa Rosa, California — Patrick Quinn and Mark S. Anderson and Maggie Chen and John Christmann and Rebecca Robinson and Carson Trexler and Noah Yawn 
  • The 2018 ICPS Grand Expedition in California and Oregon — Barry A. Rice 
  • Adrian Slack (1933-2018) — Nigel Hewitt-Cooper and Paul Gardner and Paul Temple and Dennis Balsdon 
  • The long overdue recognition of Sarracenia rubra subsp. viatorum — Barry A. Rice (PDF
  • Contribution to knowledge of Sarracenia ‘Adrian Slack’ genetic background — Miroslav Srba (PDF
  • Possible pollinators for two Japanese Pinguicula species — Hiro Shimai (PDF
  • Sand wick for Cephalotus — David Colbourn 
  • New cultivars — Chris Rawlings and Andrea Amici and Miroslav Srba and Michael King (PDF)

 

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Sun, 12/02/2018 - 18:35

ICPS Conference 2018, Santa Rosa, California

Conference Room

The lecture hall, filled with rapt carnivorees. Photo by John Brittnacher.

 

The 12th International Carnivorous Plant Society conference was held 3-5 August, 2018, in the Hyatt Regency in Sonoma Wine Country located in downtown Santa Rosa, California, USA. The location was chosen because it could simultaneously hold the conference lecture space, plant show, sales area, and rooms for attendees all in one central location within easy walking distance of restaurants and other amenities.

The conference was sponsored by the Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society (BACPS), the oldest carnivorous plant society in the United States, and the world-renowned carnivorous plant nursery California Carnivores with additional support from the Los Angeles Carnivorous Plant Society and the San Diego Carnivorous Plant Society. It is with much gratitude and great appreciation that we applaud Damon Collingsworth, Daniela Ribbecke, Lauren Paulson, Gina Morimoto, Arthur Yin, Brian Lipinski, Allyson Long, Rebecca Robinson, Pablo Ramudo, Doris Quick, Daryt Jov Frank, Stephen Davis, and their team who worked tirelessly to plan and coordinate this event...

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Sun, 10/07/2018 - 18:44

ICPS 2018 Grand Expedition in California and Oregon

participants

Barry Rice's remembrances of the ICPS 2018 Conference field trip.

Introduction—the group assembles

This year’s ICPS Conference—in California, USA—was conceived, designed, and organized by the Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society and the staff of California Carnivores, and in particular by Damon Collingsworth. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the conference, but I was able to help co-lead the field trips. This is a description of a few of the highlights from that portion of the event.

The first day of the trip was 7 August—a Tuesday. The participants piled into two snugly-packed vans and a few passenger cars, and headed from the conference area towards the California-Oregon border. En route, the caravan stopped at Bob Ziemer’s house ...

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Fri, 09/14/2018 - 19:43

September 2018 CPN

The September 2018 issue of CPN is now out.

The Carnivorous Plant Newsletter (CPN) is the official publication of the International Carnivorous Plant Society. It 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 the September 2018 Issue 47:3 

  • Drosera filiformis, D. tracyi, and their hybrids: a photo essay — John Brittnacher 
  • In search of Andean Pinguicula — Danel Josu Aranoa 
  • Finding Drosera condor on the Peru/Ecuador Border — Fernando Rivadavia 
  • Hunting and killing plants for science — Barry A. Rice 
  • My experiences over-winter with Pinguicula planifolia — Jim Miller 
  • On the cultivation of Drosera magnifica Rivadavia & Gonella, the Facebook Sundew — Nigel Hewitt-Cooper 
  • Propagation of Drosera magnifica Rivadavia & Gonella in vitro — Manuel Reimansteiner 
  • In vitro culture of Drosera magnifica — Lukas Hausherr 
  • New Cultivars — Stefano Lascialfari and Christina Toole and Mike Wang and Andrea Amici (PDF
  • Farewell to Adrian Slack — Barry Rice (PDF)

 

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Sat, 09/01/2018 - 20:47

June 2018 CPN

The June 2018 issue of CPN is now out.

The Carnivorous Plant Newsletter (CPN) is the official publication of the International Carnivorous Plant Society. It 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 the June 2018 Issue 47:2 

  • Additional taxonomic features of Pinguicula chilensis — Aymeric Roccia (PDF
  • An account of Nepenthes ampullaria Jack — Richard Nunn 
  • An informal population report and observation of phenotypic variance and habitat of the Alabama Canebrake Pitcher Plant Sarracenia alabamensis Case & R.B. Case subsp. alabamensis (Sarraceniaceae) — Noah D. Yawn 
  • Germination rate and longevity of seeds of Aldrovanda vesiculosa and Utricularia vulgaris — Lubomír Adamec 
  • Big Lagoon Bog — Bob Ziemer (PDF
  • Those plants won’t grow in your climate — James Bowen 
  • New cultivars — Mark Rubnitz and Klaus Ivanez and Richard Nunn and Chiem Nguyen Anh Vu (PDF
  • Names of carnivorous plant cultivars registered in 2017; Nomenclatural novelties (sensu ICN) published in Carnivorous Plant Newsletter (2017) (PDF
  • 12th ICPS Conference (PDF)

 

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Fri, 06/01/2018 - 11:44