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Carnivorous Plant Newsletter Archive

The Carnivorous Plant Newsletter (CPN) is the official publication of the International Carnivorous Plant Society (ICPS).

CPN is a hybrid journal. It has both popular and peer reviewed scientific articles. The ICPS makes all scientific and taxonomic articles and cultivar descriptions open access from the issue date. Other articles are embargoed for 6 months after the issue date.

Issues from 2010-2014 | Volume 39-43


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Issues are listed in reverse order.

Contents of Volume 43 Number 4, December 2014

  • 11th ICPS Conference 2016 Call for proposals — Marcel van den Broek (Info | PDF)
  • In memory of Phillip James Mann (1951-2014) — Richard Nunn and Allen James Lowrie and Richard Sivertsen and Robert Gibson and Greg Bourke and Cindy Chiang and Rob Cantley and Diana Williams and Barry A. Rice and Elizabeth Salvia (Info | PDF)
  • The Rehder Boys — Julie Rehder (Info | PDF)
  • Variation in Drosera pygmaea — Robert Gibson (Summary | PDF)
  • Pygmy sundews — propagation and cultivation — Greg Bourke (Info | PDF)
  • New cultivars — Christophe Boiteux and Hans Luhrs (Summary | PDF)



Contents of Volume 43 Number 3, September 2014

  • New cultivars — Peter D'Amato and Matthew Hutley (Summary | PDF)
  • A reversible smoke-induced secondary dormancy in Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) seed — Timothy Kennell, Jr. and Chuck Robertson and Michael S. Bodri (Abstract | PDF)
  • New insights into the growth cycle of Cephalotus follicularis — Richard Nunn (Summary | PDF)
  • The sundew hybrid Drosera ×beleziana found on Long Island, New York — Matthew M. Kaelin (Summary | PDF)
  • The life and death of Arthur Dobbs — Matthew M. Kaelin (Abstract | PDF)
  • Pinguicula primuliflora 'Rose' — Bob Ziemer (Summary | PDF)
  • Double-flower of P. primuliflora — Mitsuaki Ban and Koji Kondo (Summary | PDF)



Contents of Volume 43 Number 2, June 2014

  • Call for Volunteers — Marcel van den Broek (Info | PDF)
  • The non-carnivorous leaf of Darlingtonia californica — John Brittnacher (Summary | PDF / Supplement)
  • Resolution of the Drosera peltata complex (Droseraceae) — Robert Gibson and Barry Conn and Jeremy Bruhl (Abstract | PDF)
  • Status of insectivorous plants in northeast India — Praveen Kumar Verma and Jan Schlauer and Krishna Kumar Rawat and Krishna Giri (Summary | PDF)
  • Climate change is eliminating Pinguicula macroceras Link habitat in Montana — Natch Greyes (Summary | PDF)
  • International Carnivorous Plant Society 2012 Conference Field Trip — Matthew M. Kaelin (Info | PDF)
  • An extended field trip in the USA — Marcel van den Broek (Info | PDF)
  • Growing tuberous sundews — Greg Bourke (Info | PDF)
  • New cultivars — Steve Amoroso and Yuri Sarzi (Abstract | PDF)



Contents of Volume 43 Number 1, March 2014

  • In memory of Geoff Wong — Peter D'Amato (Info | PDF)
  • Observations of the natural history and ecology of Nepenthes campanulata — Charles Clarke and Ch'ien C. Lee and Veno Enar (Abstract | PDF)
  • Cephalotus follicularis cultivars and forms in cultivation ' is there a basis for the current naming protocols? — Richard Nunn (Summary | PDF)
  • A trip to Mount Trus Madi ' the Nepenthes wonderland — Alviana Damit (Abstract | PDF)
  • New cultivars — Daniele Righetti and Stefano Lascialfari and Sonia Ibelli and Guillaume Bily and John Brittnacher and Djoni Crawford (Summary | PDF)
  • Book review: The Savage Garden — Barry Rice (Info | PDF)
  • Cultivar names registered in 2013 — Anon (Info | PDF)
  • Literature reviews — John Brittnacher (Info | PDF)



Contents of Volume 42 Number 4, December 2013

  • Introducing Greg Bourke New ICPS Board Member and Conservation Director — Anon (Info | PDF)
  • Orgel Clyde Bramblett (12 August 1930 - 16 February 2013) — Manny Herrera (Info | PDF)
  • Variation in floral fragrance of tuberous Drosera — Robert Gibson (Summary | PDF)
  • New cultivars — Colin H Clayton and David Conner and Phil Faulisi and Bonnet Sebastien (Summary | PDF)
  • A new way to identify living species of Nepenthes (Nepenthaceae): More data needed — Nils G.P. Beveridge and Cessa Rauch and Paul J.A. Keßler and Rogier R. van Vugt and Peter C. van Welzen (Abstract | PDF)
  • Mice feeding on Sarracenia secretion — Don Gray (Summary | PDF)
  • Preliminary studies reveal richness of carnivorous plants in an underexplored area of northeastern Brazil — Caio Vinicius da Silva (Abstract | PDF)
  • My techniques for the indoor cultivation of Heliamphora — Butch Tincher (Info | PDF)
  • 10th International Carnivorous Plant Conference — Anon. (Info | PDF)



Contents of Volume 42 Number 3, September 2013

  • Farewell Eric Green — Thomas Carow and Christian Dietz and Andreas Fleischmann and Robert Gibson and Fernando Rivadavia (Info | PDF)
  • Drosera ericgreenii - Eric Green's sundew — Andreas Fleischmann (Summary | PDF)
  • Bob Hanrahan — Phill Mann (Info | PDF)
  • The Savage Garden: Bob Hanrahan — Peter D'Amato (Info | PDF)
  • Memories of Bob Hanrahan — Jim Miller (Info | PDF)
  • ERRATUM: The correct name for the hybrid butterwort Pinguicula grandiflora subsp. rosea ' P. vulgaris — Jan Schlauer (Abstract | PDF)
  • A short history of an exotic carnivorous planting in New Jersey, USA — Barry Rice and Jim Bockowski (Summary | PDF)
  • Phylogeny and Biogeography of the Sarraceniaceae — John Brittnacher (Summary | PDF)
  • New cultivars — Don Gray and Damon Collingsworth and Peter D'Amato (Abstract | PDF)
  • Book review: Dionaea The Venus's Flytrap — Marcel van den Broek (Info | PDF)



Contents of Volume 42 Number 2, June 2013

  • Pinguicula x gresivaudanica (Lentibulariaceae), a new butterwort hybrid from the French Alps — Roccia, Aymeric (Abstract | PDF)
  • Farewell Eric Green — Fleischmann, Andreas and Robert Gibson and Fernando Rivadavia (Info | PDF)
  • Agricultural waste materials as component of organic potting media for the endangered Nepenthes truncata Macf. (Philippine pitcher plant) — Silvosa, Cyrose Suzie C. and Eufemio T. Rasco Jr. and Mary Ann D. Maquilan (Abstract | PDF)
  • Turion development is an ecological trait in all populations of the aquatic carnivorous plant Aldrovanda vesiculosa (Droseraceae) — Cross, Adam T. (Summary | PDF)
  • Nepenthes khasiana's chitin-induced pitcher liquid: a potential treatment for opportunistic fungal infection — Brown, Jessica (Summary | PDF)
  • New cultivars — Lee, Jae-Hwan (Summary | PDF)
  • Carnivorous plant cultivar names registered in 2012 — Anon (Info | PDF)



Contents of Volume 42 Number 1, March 2013

  • Catapults into a deadly trap: The unique prey capture mechanism of Drosera glanduligera — Hartmeyer, Siegfried R.H. and Irmgard Hartmeyer and Tom Masselter and Robin Seidel and Thomas Speck and Simon Poppinga (Summary | PDF)
  • Brief information about the species status of Utricularia cornigera Studnicka — Studnicka, Miloslav (Abstract | PDF)
  • Different wing in pitchers of the myrmecophagous species Sarracenia minor and S. rubra — Studnicka, Miloslav (Abstract | PDF)
  • New cultivars — Amoroso, Steve and Damon Collingsworth and Matthew M. Kaelin (Summary | PDF)
  • Drosera anglica in Alaska — Baldwin, Mike (Summary | PDF)



Contents of Volume 41 Number 4, December 2012

  • Drosera bicolor Lowrie & Carlquist — Robert Gibson (Summary | PDF)
  • In vitro rooting of Nepenthes truncata Macf. — Eufemio T. Rasco Jr. and Georgianna Kae R. Oguis and Cyrose Suzie C. Silvosa (Abstract | PDF)
  • Wounding and chemical treatment effects on Drosera capensis bud formation on leaf cuttings — Mason McNair and Amanda Wilkins and Dennis Werner (Abstract | PDF)
  • Drosophyllum lusitanicum L. — Nigel Hewitt-Cooper (Info | PDF)
  • The Roridulaceae — Nigel Hewitt-Cooper (Info | PDF)
  • Drosera slackii Cheek — Nigel Hewitt-Cooper (Info | PDF)
  • Germination of 22-year-old Drosophyllum lusitanicum and Byblis gigantea seeds — Bob Ziemer (Info | PDF)
  • Apology — Adam Cross (Info | PDF)
  • Call for proposals 10th ICPS Conference 2014 — Marcel van den Broek (Info | PDF)
  • The digestive fluid of Drosera indica contains a cysteine endopeptidase ('droserain') similar to dionain from Dionaea muscipula — Kenji Takahashi and Wataru Nishii and Chiaki Shibata (Summary | PDF)



Contents of Volume 41 Number 3, September 2012

  • News in ecophysiological research on aquatic Utricularia traps — Lubomír Adamec (Summary | PDF)
  • Nutrient stoichiometry of Nepenthes species from a Bornean peat swamp forest — Francis Q. Brearley and Muhammad Mansur (Summary | PDF)
  • Drosera regia Stephens — Nigel Hewitt-Cooper (Abstract | PDF)
  • A surprise in the gloaming: A field observation at Splinter Hill Bog Preserve, Alabama — Damon Collingsworth (Info | PDF)
  • Drosera burmannii: A carnivorous plant species from eastern Ghats of India — Soumen Aditya (Summary | PDF)
  • New cultivars — Guillaume Bily and Larry Logoteta and Steve Amoroso and Victor Holland (Summary | PDF)
  • Book review: Bourke, G., and Nunn, R. 2012. Australian Carnivorous Plants — Marcel van den Broek (Info | PDF)
  • Literature reviews: Is Drosera meristocaulis a pygmy sundew? Evidence of a long-distance dispersal between Western Australia and northern South America; Late Cretaceous Palaeoaldrovanda, not seeds of a carnivorous plant, but eggs of an insect — Jan Schlauer (Info | PDF)
  • From the President — Micheal Baldwin (Info | PDF)



Contents of Volume 41 Number 2, June 2012

  • Peter Geoffrey Taylor 1926-2011 — Marcel Van Den Broek (Info | PDF)
  • Memories of Peter Geoffrey Taylor (1926-2011) — Gilbert Taylor (Info | PDF)
  • My memories of Peter Taylor — Dr. Ray M. Harley (Info | PDF)
  • In memory of a mentor — Barry A. Rice (Info | PDF)
  • Peter Taylor's nomenclatural legacy (Phanerogams) — Jan Schlauer (Summary | PDF)
  • The new Utricularia species described since Peter Taylor's monograph — Andreas Fleischmann (Summary | PDF)
  • Philcoxia: A new genus of carnivorous plant — Andreas Fleischmann (Summary | PDF)
  • Atlas of bladderworts — Martin Spousta and Jan Franta (Info | PDF)
  • Book review — Barry Rice (Info | PDF)



Contents of Volume 41 Number 1, March 2012

  • Mycorrhizal formation by various carnivorous plants — Santiago, Yana and Douglas W. Darnowski (Summary | PDF)
  • Mineral nutrition in hydroponically-grown Pinguicula — Guitton, Yann and Laurent Legendre and Lubomír Adamec (Summary | PDF)
  • An improved mineral nutrient solution for the in vitro propagation of Pinguicula species — Legendre, Laurent (Summary | PDF)
  • Fishing spiders in the hanging stomachs of Borneo — Pollard, Simon D. (Summary | PDF)
  • Carnivorous plant cultivar names registered in 2011 — Anon (Info | PDF)
  • Drosera cistiflora L. — Hewitt-Cooper, Nigel (Info | PDF)
  • New cultivars — Blacher, Lucien and Christoph Belanger and Julian Brook (Summary | PDF)
  • A case of bird capture by a cultivated specimen of the hybrid Nepenthes x mixta — Hewitt-Cooper, Nigel (Abstract | PDF)
  • Utricularia humboldtii Schomb. — Hewitt-Cooper, Nigel (Summary | PDF)



Contents of Volume 40 Number 4, December 2011

  • Drosera x hybrida rest in peace — Brittnacher, John (Abstract | PDF)
  • Chasing Nepenthes on Cape York, Queensland — Wilson, Gary W. and Fanie Venter and Robyn F. Wilson and Darren Crayn (Abstract | PDF)
  • Comparison of Byblis 'Goliath' (B. filifolia), Byblis 'David' (B. liniflora), and their putative fertile hybrid — Hartmeyer, Irmgard and Siegfried R.H. Hartmeyer (Abstract | PDF)
  • New cultivars — Lechtman, Jay and Peter D'Amato and Julio Alberto Gonzalez Dominguez (Abstract | PDF)
  • Literature reviews — Rice, Barry and Jan Schlauer (Info | PDF)



Contents of Volume 40 Number 3, September 2011

  • Utricularia humboldtii seed longevity — Rice, Barry and Elizabeth M. Salvia (Abstract | PDF)
  • Natural abundance of stable isotopes reveals the diversity of carnivorous plant diets — Brearley, Francis Q. (Abstract | PDF)
  • Tuberous organs in Utricularia, and new observations of sub-tuberous stolons on Utricularia radiata Small — Rice, Barry (Summary | PDF)
  • ICPS 2011 conservation report — Barnes, Brian (Info | PDF)
  • New cultivars — Bily, Guillaume and Peter D'Amato (Abstract | PDF)
  • Unusual aspects of phytocenology of Drosera rotundifolia L. (Droseraceae Salisb.) in Central Russia — Demidova, Anna N. and Nikolay G. Prilepsky (Abstract | PDF)



Contents of Volume 40 Number 2, June 2011

  • Flower studies do not support subspecies within Pinguicula macroceras — Barry Rice (Abstract | PDF)
  • From the president — Baldwin, Mike (Info | PDF)
  • Pinguicula in the shadow of Mount Shasta, California — Hawkeye Rondeau (Abstract | PDF)
  • The Savage Garden: 'The creation and early evolution of CPN' — D'Amato, Peter (Summary | PDF)
  • Carnivorous plant protection project in Korea — Yoon, Wook Hyon Max (Info | PDF)
  • A vacationer's guide to carnivorous plant locations — Simone, Joseph (Info | PDF)
  • Fluorescence tagging of phosphatase and chitinase activity on different structures of Utricularia traps — Lubomír Adamec and Jaroslav Vrba and Dagmara Sirova (Abstract | PDF)



Contents of Volume 40 Number 1, March 2011

  • The thread-leaf sundews Drosera filiformis and Drosera tracyi — Rice, Barry A. (Abstract | PDF)
  • Murderous plants — Brittnacher, John (Abstract | PDF)
  • What exactly is a carnivorous plant? — Rice, Barry A. (Abstract | PDF)
  • New cultivars — Barnes, Brian (Summary | PDF)
  • An expedition to Palawan, Philippines, and another new Nepenthes species: Nepenthes leonardoi — McPherson, Stewart (Info | PDF)
  • Book Reviews — Ziemer, Bob (Info | PDF)
  • Internet herbarium adventures — Baldwin, Mike (Info | PDF)
  • Do we have any evidence that any plants have given up carnivory? — Fleischmann, Andreas (Abstract | PDF)
  • Names of cultivars registered in 2010 — Anon (Info | PDF)



Contents of Volume 39 Number 4, December 2010

  • The 8th ICPS Conference in Leiden — van den Broek, Marcel (Info | PDF)
  • Snap-tentacles and runway lights: Summary of comparative examination of Drosera tentacles — Hartmeyer, Irmgard and Siegfried R.H. Hartmeyer (Summary | PDF)
  • Prey preference in Genlisea small crustaceans, not protozoa — Darnowski, Douglas W. and Sarah Fritz (Summary | PDF)
  • New Cultivars: Pinguicula 'Johanna', Dionaea muscipula 'Coquillage', Dionaea muscipula 'Alien', Sarracenia 'Johnny Marr' — Weinberger, Christian and Guillaume Bily and Matthew Soper (Summary | PDF)
  • The Savage Garden: 'The legacy of Paul Zahl' — D'Amato, Peter (Summary | PDF)
  • Web Wanderings – Botanicus ( and the Species Plantarum — Baldwin, Mike (Info | PDF)



Contents of Volume 39 Number 3, September 2010

  • Exciting conservation news: The Rare Nepenthes Collection Project! — Ziemer, Bob (Info | PDF)
  • ICPS Sarracenia alabamensis conservation in action! — Barnes, Brian (Info | PDF)
  • Propagation of Triphyophyllum peltatum (Dioncophyllaceae) and observations on its carnivory — Rembold, Katja and Andreas Irmer and Simon Poppinga and Heiko Rischer and Gerhard Bringmann (Abstract | PDF)
  • New cultivars: Dionaea 'Mirror', Sarracenia 'Mountain Splendor', Pinguicula Harry Tongue Group, Pinguicula 'Jannes', Pinguicula 'Bettie' — Blancquaert, Dieter and Jeff Dallas and Christian Weinberger (Summary | PDF)
  • Terahertz and infrared spectra of plumbagin, juglone, and menadione — Wang, Weining and Xiang Luo and Hongqi Li (Abstract | PDF)
  • Nepenthes palawanensis: Another new species of giant pitcher plant from the Philippines — McPherson, Stewart (Summary | PDF)
  • Noteworthy collections: Florida — Rice, Barry A (Summary | PDF)
  • News and views — Brittnacher, John and Bob Harrell and Barry Rice (Info | PDF)



Contents of Volume 39 Number 2, June 2010

  • New Cultivars — Bily, Guillaume and Real Keehn Concepts and Cedric Azais and Miroslav Srba and Brian Barnes and Dr. Gi-Won Jang and Wook Hyon (Max) Yoon (Summary | PDF)
  • Nomenclature of the Drosera anglica complex revisited — Schlauer, Jan (Abstract | PDF)
  • The Savage Garden: 'Lloydie' — D'Amato, Peter (Info | PDF)
  • Comparative morphological studies of transplant Sarracenia purpurea L. (Sarraceniaceae) populations in Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania — Hnatkovich, Adam and Hongqui Li (Summary | PDF)
  • Observation of reproductive organs of Sarraceniaceae with SEM LV model — Li, Hongqi (Abstract | PDF)
  • Names of cultivars registered in 2009 — Anon (Info | PDF)
  • Book review — Schlauer, Jan (Info | PDF)
  • From the Editor — Ziemer, Bob (Info | PDF)



Contents of Volume 39 Number 1, March 2010

  • Conservation issues at the Watson Pinelands Preserve, Tyler County, Texas — Howlett, Michael (Summary | PDF)
  • Carnivorous plant systematics — Schlauer, Jan (Abstract | PDF)
  • Growing Heliamphora indoors year-round — Barnes, Brian (Info | PDF)
  • The Savage Garden: 'By the light of the silvery moon' — D'Amato, Peter (Info | PDF)



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