International Carnivorous Plant Society

Siegfried Jost Casper

Lifetime Achievement Award

Professor Dr. Siegfried Jost Casper is the recipient of the 2021 ICPS Lifetime Achievement Award for his significant impact on the understanding of the genus Pinguicula and his continuous scientific contributions in this field, which led to numerous publications on Pinguicula, including several new species described by him, an elaborate monograph, as well as several taxonomic, morphological, and cytological treatments of the genus.


Tributes published in CPN

  • Richard Nunn. 2021. 2021 ICPS Lifetime Achievement Award Professor Dr. Siegfried Jost Casper. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 50(4):164. (PDF)
  • Andreas Fleischmann and Jan Schlauer and Hermann Manitz. 2021. Siegfried Jost Casper (1929—2021). Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 50(4):165-171.
  • Hans Luhrs. 2021. My first experience with the genus Pinguicula and the manuscripts of Jost Casper. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 50(4):172. (PDF)
  • Jürg Steiger. 2021. On the occasion of the death of Prof. Dr. phil. Siegfried Jost Casper (1929—2021). Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 50(4):173.
  • Andreas Fleischmann. 2021. On the infrageneric classification of Pinguicula. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 50(4):174-188.


Articles by Siegfried Jost Casper in CPN

  • S. Jost Casper. 2002. Conrad Gessner and Pinguicula - a nearly forgotten aspect of the pre-Linnean History of Lentibulariaceae and Pinguicula L.. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 31(1):10-13.
  • S. Jost Casper. 2003. Pinguicula loxensis (Lentibulariaceae)—A Lost Name by Humboldt and Bonpland?. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 32(1):14-19.
  • S. Jost Casper. 2007. 1806, year of birth of the 'cruel' Pinguicula crystallina Sm. (Lentibulariaceae). To the memory of 200 years Florae Graecae Prodromus (1806-1816) and Flora Graeca (1806-1840). Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 36(2):38-45.
  • S. Jost Casper and Frank Hellwig. 2019. The portrait of Pinguicula involuta Ruiz & Pavon in the 'Flora Peruviana': A botanic detective story. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 48(3):122-127.
  • S. Jost Casper. 2020. Pinguicula antarctica Vahl and/or Pinguicula nahuelbutensis Gluch in the Cordillera de Nahuelbuta, Chile. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 49(2):65-74.


Pinguicula casperiana

Pinguicula casperiana. Photo by Oliver Gluch.




Pinguicula casperiana

Jost Casper and his wife Rosmarie. Photo by Rosemarie Stimper.

Pinguicula casperi

Pinguicula casperi. Photo by David Juárez.