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Free copy of December 2022 CPN

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Become a new regular member of the ICPS through January15, 2023 and get a free printed copy of the December issue of CPN.

Contents of Volume 51 Number 4, December 2022

  • A new schedule of fees for ICPS starting February 2023 — Richard Nunn
  • Observations on Cephalotus follicularis reproductive biology — John Brittnacher
  • Proboscidea and Dicyphini: An example of spontaneous mutualism by a population of predatory bugs inhabiting a sticky plant — Siegfried R. H. Hartmeyer and Irmgard Hartmeyer
  • The taxonomic relevance of Naphthoquinones in tropical pitcher plants (Nepenthes L., Nepenthaceae) — Jan Schlauer and Andreas Wistuba and Siegfried R. H. Hartmeyer and Irmgard Hartmeyer
  • Microscopic features useful for identifying Utricularia native to the western USA, with an emphasis on the bladder quadrifid glands — Barry Rice
  • Variation in Triantha occidentalis (S.Watson) R.R.Gates characteristics in California — Barry Rice
  • Hunting the king – Drosera regia trip report — Hendré Barnard
  • New cultivars — Mentaz Philippe and Emmy Wang and Evan Wang and Juan Camilo Páez Jiménez and Maribel Bohórquez Rodríguez and Aida Esther Jimenez and Nathan Thomas and Yang-Fang Ho

(The free printed copy offer is only valid for new regular memberships. However, if your membership is lapsed more than 6 months, send a nice message to the Membership Coordinator from our ClubExpress website asking for a free copy after you renew.)

A PDF of the December issue is available to ICPS members at ClubExpress.

If we run out of issues, this offer may need to be withdrawn early.

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Tue, 11/01/2022 - 04:27

September 2022 CPN

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 3, September 2022

  • Informational email from the ICPS — John Brittnacher
  • A new Drosera hybrid: Drosera xbockowskii (Droseraceae) — Bill Scholl
  • An account of the antennae-flowered Utricularia of northern Australia — Richard Nunn
  • Grow Genlisea so you can see the traps — John Brittnacher
  • Deli display case converted into a carnivorous plant highland chamber — James Falconio
  • Education Corner — Kenny Coogan
  • An interview with Margaret Cho — Kenny Coogan
  • New cultivars — Sunya Nuanlaong and Milan Del Buono and Howard Bramble and Pietro Falchi and Laurens Eggen and Mike Howlett and Andrés Rodrigo Caldas Enriquez
  • Names of carnivorous plant cultivars registered in 2021 — Jan Schlauer

 

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Fri, 10/07/2022 - 10:31

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)

 

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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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