International Carnivorous Plant Society

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International Carnivorous Plant Society
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Slogan Enjoying plants through cultivation... working to conserve wild habitat for the future... promoting research
Website www.carnivorousplants.org

The International Carnivorous Plant Society (ICPS) is a non-profit organization founded in 1972. It is the International Cultivar Registration Authority for carnivorous plants.[1] As of June 2011, the society had around 1400 members.[2]

The ICPS is probably best known for its quarterly publication, the Carnivorous Plant Newsletter.

Conservation efforts[edit]

The ICPS has set up the Nepenthes clipeata Survival Project (NcSP) to facilitate ex situ conservation of this species.[3] With only an estimated 15 plants remaining in the wild as of 1995, Nepenthes clipeata is the most endangered of all known tropical pitcher plants.[4] It is estimated that there are only three or four genetically-distinct lines of "white market" (legally collected) plants in cultivation.[3]

The ICPS partially funded the establishment of The Rare Nepenthes Collection, which aims to conserve four of the rarest Nepenthes species: N. aristolochioides, N. clipeata, N. khasiana, and N. rigidifolia.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ About the ICPS. International Carnivorous Plant Society.
  2. ^ Baldwin, M. 2011. From the president. Carnivorous Plant Newsletter 40(2): 43.
  3. ^ a b Cantley, R., C.M. Clarke, J. Cokendolpher, B. Rice & A. Wistuba 2004. Nepenthes clipeata Survival Project. International Carnivorous Plant Society.
  4. ^ Simpson, R.B. 1995. Nepenthes and conservation. Curtis's Botanical Magazine 12: 111–118.
  5. ^ Ziemer, B. 2010. Exciting conservation news: The Rare Nepenthes Collection project! Carnivorous Plant Newsletter 39(3): 67.

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