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    Sat, 06/01/2019 - 18:10

    June 2019 CPN

    CPN CoverThe June 2019 issue of CPN is out now.

    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, cultivar descriptions, artwork, meeting announcements, and advertisements.

     

    Contents of the June 2019 Issue 48:2 

    • ICPS Board update — Richard Nunn 
    • Field observations of Byblis in Australia — Thilo Krueger 
    • Evidence of motile traps in Byblis — Gregory Allan (PDF
    • Nocturnal and diurnal digestive responses in Byblis gigantea, Drosophyllum lusitanicum, and Roridula gorgonias — Gregory Allan (PDF
    • Observations and tests on cultivated tropical Byblis — Siegfried R. H. Hartmeyer and Irmgard Hartmeyer (PDF
    • Byblis in cultivation in the tropics and in temperate climates — Gregory Allan and Cindy Chiang 
    • Perennial Byblis indoor cultivation — Anthony (Paul) Bell 
    • An amateur’s experiences with Byblis germination — Hawken Carlton 
    • New cultivars — Drew Martinez and Bily Guillaume and Thibault Barin (PDF
    • Names of carnivorous plant cultivars registered in 2018 — Jan Schlauer (PDF)

     

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    Sat, 06/01/2019 - 07:55

    ICPS Board Update

    Over the new year, the ICPS Board went through a process of renewal. Our President, Marcel van den Broek, and Treasurer, Ryan Ward, both retired, and we welcomed two new Directors, John Brittnacher as Vice President and Daniela Ribbecke as Treasurer. You may see the new lineup on our Board of Directors and Volunteers page.

    As incoming President, I would like to pay tribute to, and thank both Marcel and Ryan for their contributions to the ICPS.

    Marcel has served the society as a member of the Board of Directors since 2009, originally as Vice-President and later as President. Over that time Marcel has overseen a number of significant achievements including: firmly establishing our presence on social media platforms such as Facebook, where we now have nearly 11,000 followers; our financial membership numbers have grown to over 1200 after seeing a decline during and immediately after the Global Financial Crisis; and changes to our Conservation agenda seeing funding for international projects, the IUCN-Carnivorous Plant Specialist Group and research projects.

    During Ryan’s term on the Board he has taken on the difficult task of Treasurer and also moderated our Facebook forum. His enthusiasm and willingness to challenge and generate new ideas and solutions will be missed.

    We are indeed fortunate that both Marcel and Ryan will remain connected to the ICPS as volunteers. Volunteers are the lifeblood of our society and we encourage anyone with the passion to get involved.

    The ICPS Board is delighted to welcome John Brittnacher back to the Board as Vice President. John has been a driving force within the ICPS for the past 18 years, particularly managing our websites, assisting with CPN, keeping our banking and payments in check, and our document archives updated. Daniela Ribbecke joins us as Treasurer and brings considerable financial experience from her current role at California Carnivores.

    One of our longstanding volunteers, Carolyn Becker, is stepping down from the important role of membership coordinator and we would like to convey our thanks and appreciation to Carolyn for her service.

    With change comes the opportunity for renewal. I am pleased to announce that the Board overwhelmingly endorsed the creation of two new Director positions: Director Member Services and Director Marketing. Both of these positions are vacant. Anyone who would like to express interest is encouraged to contact us through our contact page.

    These new positions have been created to address a number of the priorities and challenges that the ICPS faces over the coming years. During my term as President I would like to see us make progress on:

    • Greater value and service delivery for our membership
    • Improved interaction and content on our social media platforms
    • Building our conservation credentials and facing into the growing poaching problem
    • Becoming a truly international society

    Our mission remains unchanged and continues to guide what we do:

    To provide for informational and educational exchanges on all aspects of carnivorous plants, to support horticultural and scientific studies of carnivorous plants, to encourage the cultivation, conservation, and appreciation of carnivorous plants, and to aid in the propagation and dissemination of carnivorous plants.

    I am very interested to hear what our members are thinking and would encourage you to give me your ideas and feedback.

    -- Richard Nunn
       ICPS President

    Sun, 03/10/2019 - 11:12

    March 2019 CPN

    CPN CoverThe March 2019 issue of CPN is out now.

    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, cultivar descriptions, artwork, meeting announcements, and advertisements.

     

    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

    CPN CoverThe December 2018 issue of CPN is out now.

    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, cultivar descriptions, artwork, meeting announcements, and advertisements.

     

    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