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.

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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

ICPS 2020 Photo Contest Results

Despite our 2020 biennial conference in Japan being delayed due to corona virus, we still held the photo contest. Thank you to everyone who participated. Your enthusiasm and passion for carnivorous plants is inspiring.

Categories included; Portraits of Carnivorous Plants (a single plant or collection), Carnivorous Plants in the Wild (photos taken of plants in their natural habitat) and People and Plants (Wacky or serious photo of carnivorous plants and the people who love them).

Thank you artists Mindy Lighthipe, Jeremy Miklas and TIES director Bertha Vazquez for being our judges this year. Winners received a 1-year membership to ICPS.

Photo contest curated by ICPS Education Director, Kenny Coogan

 

 

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 14:50

New Education Section

We have new section on the website for kids activities and other educational resources.  

You don't need to be a teacher to use the new mazes, coloring sheets and puzzles for your kids.  Download the PDFs, print them out, and give the kids something creative to do.

Also check out ICPS Education Director Kenny Coogan's TEDEd presentation on Carnivorous Plants via the Education Videos link.

Click the "Education" navigation tab above to get started.

 

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Sat, 04/11/2020 - 07:45

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