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Photo Contest 2021

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

Despite our 2021 biennial conference in Japan being delayed once again due to COVID-19, we will still be holding a photo contest this year. Entries of the photo contest will be presented in a slide show on ICPS’s first World Carnivorous Plant Day (WCPD). WCPD will take place the first Wednesday of May. This year the event falls on May 5, 2021. We will use this date to celebrate carnivorous plants around the world and their associated research and conservation efforts.

All photo entries must be submitted by April 23. Entries are pre-judged before the WCPD. The entry deadline is not flexible, so please plan accordingly.

Please see the Photo Contest Rules for more information.

 

2020 winner Julien Baruch (USA) - People and Plants Category – Sarracenia flava with a hooligan fluttering about.

Mon, 01/04/2021 - 08:59

December 2020 CPN

The December 2020 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 the December 2020 Issue 49:4

  • From the jungle back to the drawing board … and back: An interview with François Sockhom Mey — Marcel van den Broek 
  • On the regulation of dissolved oxygen by Nepenthes pitchers — Kadeem J. Gilbert (Abstract | PDF
  • First observations of UV-induced fluorescence in Heliamphora (Sarraceniaceae) and other tepui flora. [Summary of Technical Contribution Published Online] — Michal R. Golos (PDF
  • First observations of UV-induced fluorescence in Heliamphora (Sarraceniaceae) and other tepui flora — Michal R. Golos (Published Online: Abstract | PDF
  • Drosera capensis: some variation in cultivation and in the wild — Robert Gibson 
  • Hypothesis of tumbleweed-like dispersal of Drosera seeds — Robert Gibson 
  • Witanowski’s discovery - and how its early misinterpretation and subsequent neglect continue to impede scientific progress and insight — Jan Schlauer 
  • New cultivars — Teddy Vayssade and Craig Heath (Abstract | PDF

 

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Tue, 12/01/2020 - 09:37

The ICPS welcomes Carson Trexler to the Board of Directors

The ICPS Board recently welcomed Carson Trexler as the Director for Conservation and Research.  Brent Jones became the Director of ICPS Conferences and Membership Development.

Carson has been a member of the ICPS since 2007. His relationship with CPs focuses on the ornamental horticulture of Sarracenia. Carson has worked at Sarracenia Northwest, a Carnivorous Plant nursery, for 3 years, and attends Oregon State University, pursuing a degree in Horticulture. He lives in Portland, Oregon, USA, where he enjoys being an active part of the local CP community. Carson is ambitious to develop this position into an effective, modern office for the purpose of CP research and public awareness about conservation. In particular, he is keen to engage the ICPS membership, by showcasing our work through CPN and other outlets. Carson will focus on expanding the ICPS’s involvement in conservation projects in the United States and Internationally, and working closely with existing conservation involvements.

 

Sun, 11/01/2020 - 05:39

September 2020 CPN

The September 2020 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 the September 2020 Issue 49:3

  • Steve Clemesha (1942 - 2018) – the life of a plant enthusiast — Robert Gibson 
  • Evolution of the Cephalotus pitcher — John Brittnacher (Abstract | PDF
  • Small Butterwort (Pinguicula pumila) in its natural habitat — John Bradford and George Rogers 
  • Evidence for motile suction traps in Utricularia westonii from Utricularia subgenus Polypompholyx — Simon Poppinga and Marco Pezzotta and Andreas Fleischmann (Abstract | PDF
  • Lithophytic culture of Mexican Pinguicula — Alvin Liu 
  • Green Anoles as Sarracenia pollinators? — John Brueggen 
  • Education corner: ICPS Photo Contest — Kenny Coogan 
  • New cultivars — Steve Bunclark and Bob Ziemer and Andy Smith and Ding Weijie (Abstract | PDF
  • Sarracenia leucophylla, illustrated — Minnelli Lucy France

 

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Sat, 09/05/2020 - 19:52

Carnivorous Plant Newsletter of Australia

The International Carnivorous Plant Society is pleased to host an archive of CPNA newsletters.

The Carnivorous Plant Newsletter of Australia was edited and published by Ken and Susan Hatley of West Australia from June 1979 until March 1981. This publication died a natural death in March 1981 due to both a lack of contributions and because the editors opened a large retail nursery in Perth that consumed their time.

Read the issues is in our historic documents section.

 

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Wed, 06/10/2020 - 19:03

June 2020 CPN

The June 2020 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 2020 Issue 49:2

  • 13th ICPS Conference - Japan: postponed until 2021 — Koji Kondo (PDF
  • Preliminary identification of the agent causing the fungal disease of Aldrovanda vesiculosa — Iveta Svobodová and Lubomír Adamec (Abstract | PDF
  • Pinguicula antarctica Vahl and/or Pinguicula nahuelbutensis Gluch in the Cordillera de Nahuelbuta, Chile — S. Jost Casper 
  • True vivipary in two remarkable Pinguicula (Lentibulariaceae) from the Caribbean, P. lignicola and P. casabitoana — Paul Temple and Ivan Panco and Cristina M. Panfet Valdéz and Colmar A. Serra (Abstract | PDF
  • Drosera filiformis Raf. forma rubriflora J.Ksepka f. nov — Jason Ksepka (Abstract | PDF
  • Drosera filiformis Raf. forma viridis J.Ksepka f. nov — Jason Ksepka (Abstract | PDF
  • New cultivars — Brian Lipinski and Craig Heath and Stephen Wang and Mark Rubnitz and Miroslav Srba and Michael King and Laurent Taerwe and Ivan Bogdanov (Abstract | PDF
  • Names of carnivorous plant cultivars registered in 2019 (Abstract | PDF)

 

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Tue, 06/02/2020 - 13:14