Welcome to the International Carnivorous Plant Society! We are a group of gardeners, conservationists, scientists and educators all interested in sharing knowledge and news of carnivorous plants. We welcome hobbyists just getting started all the way through professional scientists to join our society.

Take a look around our website and you'll find historic documents about carnivorous plants, growing guides, FREE educational resources and more! Have questions? Ask! We don't but bite, but our plants do.

Latest ICPS News

Virtual Happy Hours on Zoom

The ICPS is starting a series of webinars and happy hours for members via Zoom. The first happy hour will be January 25, 2022 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada). 

Registration is required for these members-only events.  To register:

Step 1: LOG into your account at https://icps.clubexpress.com/
Step 2: Click the Zoom link on the front page. 
Step 3: Enter the information requested on the Zoom website and click Register. 

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

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 12:46

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

December 2021 CPN

The December 2021 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 50 Number 4, December 2021

  • 2021 ICPS Lifetime Achievement Award Professor Dr. Siegfried Jost Casper — Richard Nunn (PDF)
  • Siegfried Jost Casper (1929–2021) — Andreas Fleischmann and Jan Schlauer and Hermann Manitz (PDF)
  • My first experience with the genus Pinguicula and the manuscripts of Jost Casper — Hans Luhrs 
  • On the occasion of the death of Prof. Dr. phil. Siegfried Jost Casper (1929–2021) — Jürg Steiger (PDF
  • On the infrageneric classification of Pinguicula — Andreas Fleischmann (Abstract | PDF
  • First record of overlap between two species of Pinguicula in the Andean Patagonian forest — Federico Ezequiel Parrilli and María Victoria Coppini (Abstract | PDF
  • Additional features for the recently described Pinguicula (Lentibulariaceae) species from Spain — Aymeric Roccia (Abstract | PDF
  • An interesting example of Pinguicula macroceras from Vancouver Island, Canada — Chad Kreutzenstein and Justin Dunning 
  • Pinguicula in the Lower 48: Habitat Notes — Barry A. Rice 
  • 13th ICPS Conference, May 13−15, 2022, Himeji, Japan — Koji Kondo (PDF
  • A short profile on Triantha (Nutt.) Baker with a focus on T. occidentalis (S.Watson) R.R. Gates — Barry A. Rice 
  • Obituary: Allen Lowrie 1948 – 2021 — Richard Nunn (PDF
  • New cultivars — Giacomo Mehle and Juan Camilo Páez Jiménez and Maribel Bohórquez Rodríguez and Juan Camilo Páez Jiménez and Aidan Fox and Gary Alcock and Carl Leach and Dimitar Daskalov and Mark Geurts (Abstract | PDF)

 

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Wed, 12/01/2021 - 15:45

September 2021 CPN

The September 2021 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.

Members: We are still experiencing some delivery delays. A PDF of the September issue is available for members at our ClubExpress website.

 

Contents of the September 2021 Issue 50:3

  • Surviving the pandemic — Alison Carrington-Tardif 
  • World Carnivorous Plant Day: A World-wide success — Carson Trexler and Kenny Coogan (PDF
  • World Carnivorous Plant Day photo contest — Kenny Coogan (PDF
  • Frequency of trap closure and capture of prey by Dionaea muscipula in the field — Stephen E. Williams and Bill Scholl (Abstract | PDF
  • Naphthoquinones in Pygmy Sundews (Drosera sect. Bryastrum) — Jan Schlauer and Andreas Fleischmann (Abstract | PDF
  • An account of Drosera section Lasiocephala — Richard Nunn and Allen Lowrie 
  • Carnivorous plants of Australia’s Top End — Boaz Ng 
  • Waukauyengtipu and Uchii River Uplands Expedition 2019 – report with photographic observations of carnivorous flora of the Paruima territory in the Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region of Guyana — Mateusz Wrazidlo (Abstract | PDF
  • New cultivars — Dr. Panut Oprasertsawat and Stefano C. Sciutto and Greg Bourke and (Abstract | PDF
  • A new taxonomic rank for Drosera pedicellaris (Droseraceae) — Jan Schlauer (PDF
  • Names of carnivorous plant cultivars registered in 2020 — Jan Schlauer (PDF

 

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Tue, 09/07/2021 - 18:50

World Carnivorous Plant Day 2022

 

Save the date of May 4, 2022 for World Carnivorous Plant Day 2022. If you are interested in participating as a contributing speaker for World Carnivorous Plant Day 2022, contact either Carson or Kenny. If you have a student or child between the ages of 12 and 16 who would like to interview an expert from another country, please contact Kenny. 

Carson Trexler • ICPS Conservation Director • carson@carnivorousplants.org
Kenny Coogan • ICPS Education Director • kenny@carnivorousplants.org

 

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 20:26

June 2021 CPN

The June 2021 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.

Members: We are still experiencing delivery delays. A PDF of the June issue is available for members at our ClubExpress website.

 

Contents of the June 2021 Issue 50:2

  • Splash-cups, springboards, and sink or swim – Preliminary study of the strategies for vegetative propagule dispersal in Pygmy Drosera — Greg Bourke (Abstract | PDF
  • Online Guide to the Pygmy Drosera (PDF
  • Can Venus flytraps be triggered to close by raindrops? — Stephen E. Williams and Bill Scholl (Abstract | PDF
  • Using a trail camera for recording plant-insect interactions with Venus flytrap as an example — Stephen E. Williams and Bill Scholl
  • On Dipsacus and Drosera: Francis Darwin’s favorite carnivores — John R. Schaefer 
  • Re-discovering Utricularia platensis Speg. in Argentina — Danel Aranoa 
  • A new technique for the cultivation of Cephalotus follicularis — Richard Nunn and Chiem Nguyen Anh Vu 
  • New Cultivars — Dimitar Daskalov and Evan Wang and Craig Heath and Yabbie Yang and Milan Del Buono and Olivier Bres (Abstract | PDF)

 

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Wed, 06/02/2021 - 20:21