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March 2020 CPN

The March 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 March 2020 Issue 49:1

  • ICPS Conference 2018 videos (PDF
  • ICPS Conference 2020 - Update — Koji Kondo (PDF
  • When three become two: Drosera coalara links Drosera citrina with Drosera nivea — Thilo Alexander Krueger and Andreas Fleischmann (Abstract | PDF
  • In pursuit of Mexican Pinguicula: a journey to northwestern Oaxaca — Martín Mata-Rosas and Julián Hernández-Rendón and María Magdalena Salinas-Rodríguez 
  • Carnivorous plants of the Western Australian granite outcrops — Boaz Ng 
  • Growing Genlisea — Rita Corino 
  • Butterflies love Sarracenia — Robert Barr 
  • New Cultivars — Alexander Fisch and Jimmy Conner (PDF
  • Book review: Flesh-Eating Plants of Newfoundland & Labrador and the Maritime Provinces — Barry Rice 

 

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Sun, 03/01/2020 - 16:46

ICPS Conference 2018 Videos

Videos of the ICPS Conference 2018 have been posted on the ICPS YouTube channel and in the conference section of this website. All of the talks at the conference were recorded although the posting of two talks has been delayed.  Also, do not miss the videos of Conference 2010 and Conference 2000.  Enjoy!

 

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Thu, 12/12/2019 - 18:10

December 2019 CPN

The December 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 December 2019 Issue 48:4

  • Kenny Coogan: ICPS Education Director
  • An introduction to the San Diego Carnivorous Plant Society — Gerhart Haupt 
  • Dionaea traps selectively allow small animals to escape — Siegfried R. H. Hartmeyer and Irmgard Hartmeyer and Stephen E. Williams (Abstract | PDF
  • Quinone patterns and identification of Japanese Spider Leg Sundews (Drosera Sect. Arachnopus) — Jan Schlauer and Siegfried R. H. Hartmeyer and Irmgard Hartmeyer (Abstract | PDF
  • Drosera in the western USA — an update — Barry A. Rice 
  • Ode to the Sundew — Joyce Ferguson 
  • Stop sharing information, Dammit! You’re not helping! — Barry Rice 
  • Grow Venus flytraps indoors — John Brittnacher 
  • Quest for the origin of Heliamphora heterodoxa. Report of May 2018 expedition to Venezuela with carnivorous flora occurrences in the base areas of Ptari-tepui — Mateusz Wrazidlo 
  • New cultivars — Juan Moscoso and Julien Müller and Paolo Mattevi (PDF

 

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Sun, 12/01/2019 - 13:08

Kenny Coogan: ICPS Education Director

Kenny Coogan started his career by working at two zoos and an aquarium for ten years in the education departments. He is a prolific writer, contributing over 400 printed articles to the magazines Countryside, Hobby Farms, Chickens, Backyard Poultry, and Florida Gardening. Kenny is working on his fourth TED-Ed talk. His TED-Ed video “Why are sloths so slow?” has over 3 million views and his newly published YouTube film “The wild world of carnivorous plants” is approaching 500,000 views. He is a certified middle school science and agriculture teacher. He is entering his second year of his Wipro Science Education Foundation Fellowship at University of South Florida. The fellowship provides science teachers in the Tampa Bay region with the tools they need to become more effective instructors, advance science education curriculum, and achieve greater student success.

Kenny has been keeping carnivorous plants for ten years. Last year he obtained his nursery license and sells carnivorous plants at the area's seasonal plant sales.

His goal as the ICPS Education Director is to create infographics and a book specifically for school age children.

 

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Mon, 10/07/2019 - 13:58

September 2019 CPN

The September 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 September 2019 Issue 48:3 

  • ICPS Conference 2020 — Koji Kondo
  • In memory of a mentor Don Schnell (19362019) — Barry Rice 
  • Hybrids of world populations of Aldrovanda vesiculosa — Yoshiaki Katagiri (PDF
  • Chemistry and surface micromorphology of the Queensland sundews (Drosera section Prolifera) — Jan Schlauer and Siegfried R. H. Hartmeyer and Irmgard Hartmeyer (PDF
  • Book review: Casper, S. Jost. 2019. The Insectivorous Genus Pinguicula (Lentibulariaceae) in the Greater Antilles — Yoannis Dominguez 
  • The Pinguicula benedicta "puzzle" resolved — Jan Schlauer
  • The portrait of Pinguicula involuta Ruiz & Pavon in the "Flora Peruviana": A botanic detective story — S. Jost Casper and Frank Hellwig 
  • Growing Drosera murfetii — Mark S. Anderson 
  • The Venus flytrap: how commercial nurserymen and plant conservationists might co-operate to preserve wild populations and avoid a federal listing as endangered — Thomas Gibson and Don Waller 
  • The Florida flytrap mystery is solved — Jim Miller 
  • Green Anole drinking nectar from Sarracenia alata — John Brueggen 
  • A note on Drosera seed dispersal — Jason Ksepka 
  • A fascinating realm — Chris Kim 
  • From nature to sculpture: an artist's journey — Pamela Tripp 
  • Review of recent taxonomic literature — Jan Schlauer

 

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Mon, 09/02/2019 - 18:25

June 2019 CPN

The June 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 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