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  1. Our Japanese friends are going for it in 2023. Here is the latest. We have updated the web pages of the 13th ICPS Conference – Japan. Please visit the URLs: There are two new pieces of information. 1. The N. truncate grown in Hyogo Prefectural Flower Center (HPFC) won the Guinness World Record of the longest Nepenthes pitcher trap on August 20, 2022. A day trip to HPFC is planned on the following day (May, 29) after the conference. You can see the stabilized specimen of the pitcheras well as amazing CP collections in HPFC. (Please note that the N. truncata photo posted on the web page was taken on an earlier date than the Guinness official measurement.) 2. The border measures against COVID-19 was significantly relaxed by the government in October 2022. Since then, we can see many foreign tourists in major cities and tourist spots in Japan. However, if there are still any codes of conduct recommended by the government against COVID-19 as of May 2023, we will follow them. The updated web pages also have supplemental information on the 2 botanical gardens we will visit. The information on the “Hikari” Shinkansen train in the English page may be useful for those who want to use Japan Rail Pass and travel from Himeji to Tokyo for the field trip to P. ramosa habitat. Japan Rail Pass is an unlimited ride ticket of JR trains and JR buses but cannot be used for “Nozomi” and “Mizuho” Shinkansen trains. Visit the web page < https://japanrailpass.net/en/about_jrp.html> for details. We hope you start thinking about participation in the conference and prepation of your travel plan in this holiday season.
  2. Christian has been around for ages and has a 100% solid reputation. Very nice plants too (not a Nepy, but I've been at his place and have seen them. Also, I did buy other CP's).
  3. Due to the globally continuing health concerns with the COVID19 pandemic and related restrictions to travelling, the 13th ICPS World Conference organizer team has decided to postpone the conference by another year. Infections by coronavirus, especially the omicron variant, still continues in many countries including Japan. As a result, non-Japanese nationals are currently suspended from entering Japan. It is unlikely that this restriction will be fully lifted by this coming May. Notwithstanding the recent circumstances, there are some encouraging news suggesting calming down of the pandemic in 2022. According to Health authorities including WHO, the public health emergency can end within 2022. Our new plan is to hold the conference in Himeji City in May-June of next year. We will announce the specific dates as soon as we have reserved the venue. We appreciate your kind understanding and look forward to meeting/seeing you in Himeji in 2023. 13th ICPS World Conference Organizer Team
  4. New ICPS Photo contest The 2022 ICPS Photo Contest results will be part of the 2nd World Carnivorous Plant Day (WCPD) celebration on May 4, 2022. The submission deadline is April 22, 2022. Winners receive a 1-year MEMBERSHIP to the ICPS. Please see the Photo Contest Rules link below for more information. The 2022 Judges are the winners of the 2021 Photo Contest! -Stephane Joly from France -Krzysztof Banaś from Poland -Phillip Bernie from Australia We had about 150 entries last year - let's beat it this year! https://www.carnivorousplants.org/about/PhotoContests
  5. Hi, Covid permitting it looks like we're a go. Full house of sellers and speakers too Please check out the information on the webpage, the link below goes to the registration page https://carnivora.nl/registrations/?fbclid=IwAR2c-GSQ4FPPqEHKDjBAu4o0Sr9qw0-qsuuKH8_3F4pOSgFnupdt4s0Ojfo
  6. Attention Teachers! We are offering 24 GRANTS for teachers around the world to bring carnivorous plants into their classrooms! To learn more visit: https://www.carnivorousplants.org/education/ClassroomGrants
  7. in the weekend of the 9th and 10th of October Carnivora will host an EEE! Well, unless the rules relating to the COVID situation change of course. The Botanical garden in Leiden has agreed to host this weekend, so great location... check! As we are all dying to get a descent event on the menu again let's keep our fingers crossed that the sailing is smooth. More details will follow as they develop.
  8. Ghent was no longer an option due to some changes in the board and some things like that. COVID-19 just keeps making things difficult. There has been a look at doing something that can be put together very fast in case we get a travel break this summer but to have a good field of sellers and visitors alike planning ahead and having some certainties is really necessary to get a full blown meeting going.
  9. It is introduced according to this: http://www.efloras.org/browse.aspx?flora_id=1 "Drosera filiformis is disjunct in the outer Coastal Plain, from Nova Scotia and Connecticut to Maryland, southeastern North Carolina, and Bay and Washington counties, Florida. The species has been reported from South Carolina, but no specimens from there have been seen. It is introduced in Caroline County, Virginia, and Preston County, West Virginia, and possibly other localities peripheral to its range."
  10. Due to the current situation of the COVID-19 virus pandemic, the 13th ICPS-conference in Himeji, Japan is postponed to May 2022. Specific information will be announced at a later time.
  11. Yes see previous post. Publication: Carniv.Pl.Newslett.43:137 (2014) Sarracenia leucophylla Raf. * Sarracenia purpurea L. * Sarracenia leucophylla Raf. * Sarracenia ?
  12. yes Cultivar: Sarracenia 'Eva' H.Luhrs Publication: Carniv.Pl.Newslett.43:137 (2014) Synonym: =?Sarracenia leucophylla Raf. * Sarracenia purpurea L. * Sarracenia leucophylla Raf. * Sarracenia ? Originator: R.van Kessel, Carniflora, NL, c. 2007 Nominant: H.Luhrs, Amsterdam, NL, 2010 Registrant: H.Luhrs, 22. 8. 2014 Awards/patents: RHS Award of Garden Merit (H3) 2015 (trial entry 41) Horicultural comment: Registered 25. 12. 2014 {JS} Standard: Carniv.Pl.Newslett.43:137 (2014) Propagation: vegetative Etymology: after Els Vogel-Adamse Description: Carniv.Pl.Newslett.43:137 (2014) "Much of the latter's features are well visible in this cultivar, producing 6-8 new leaves up to 28 cm long throughout the season and lasting for as long as 7-8 months. They taper gradually from bottom to top to produce a broad cone with a wide almost heart-shaped hood, of which the side lobes are somewhat folded backwards while the inner surface is abundantly covered with little bristly hairs. The pitchers are primarily green, apart from a few red longitudinal veins, with whitish-pink fenestrations in the upper part below the mouth. The hood is very white fenestrated onto a light green background with red veins pronounced on the inner side of the hood (Fig. 3). As the pitchers mature the color in the upper part becomes dark pink, especially the interior and the mouth, while the green inner side of the hood becomes a background for dark red veins. The combination of a dark pink upper part of the pitcher and white-mottled green hood gives this cultivar a unique appearance. The flower petals are deep red."
  13. and the really sad thing is that this wasn't unexpected as this is a percentage we see in most groups of plants that are assessed
  14. Not really a party in this but just wondering, how will Carniflora (founded 1994) react to both nurseries?
  15. H. huberi {Akopan Tepui, Bonettia Forrest, Venezuela}
  16. Hi, In these times you might find these free downloads useful to keep the kids busy. There are coloring plates, word search and more. Enjoy and stay safe https://www.carnivorousplants.org/education/TeacherResources?fbclid=IwAR04DAXXyPOAM018oEVMlHkVvWIXn35GmC3KDG-AuLESYbTWzTzon2EQuV0
  17. ICPS conference Japan postponed. Currently infection to the new coronavirus is spreading on a global scale. WHO assessed this situation as a pandemic. The US declared a state of emergency yesterday. Japan is now ready to declare the same, as the pertinent law was approved by the Diet. We cannot expect change for the better. Therefore, the organizer team would like to postpone 13th ICPS Conference - Japan by 1 year. We will aim at holding the conference in May 2021. However, we may reconsider it depending on the situation. As for refund of the paid registration fees, please refer to the conference home page. This conference page may take a couple of days to update. The Japanese CP societies.
  18. May 22 (Fri)-May 24 (Sun) Conference, Plant Exhibition and Sale May 25 (Mon) Day trip to the Tegarayama Conservatory Botanical Garden and the Hyogo Prefectural Flower Center May 26 (Tue) Field trip to the local habitats in Hyogo Prefecture May 27 (Wed) Field trip to the habitat of Pinguicula ramosa (Unryu Valley, Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture) Registration for the conference and details are now available: http://jcps.life.coocan.jp/ICPS2020/ICPS2020_E.html At our 13th ICPS Conference we will visit the habitats in Hyogo Prefecture (Abiki Marsh and Nishiwaki City) by rental cars from Himeji. D. lunata, D. tokaiensis and D. rotundifolia will be seen there!! Participants of field trip to the habitat of Pinguicula ramosa will travel to Shinagawa by “Shinkansen” bullet train, then move to Kitasenju by train and stay at hotels in Kitasenju. Registration for the conference is now available: http://jcps.life.coocan.jp/ICPS2020/ICPS2020_E.html
  19. 13th ICPS Conference May 22−24, 2020 Himeji, Japan Himeji Castle. Cropped image from photo © Corpse Reviver / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-3.0 GFDL. The ICPS Conference 2020 will be held in Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture from Friday, May 22 to Sunday, May 24, 2020. The city is renowned for Himeji Castle, a world heritage site that proudly represents the beauty of Japanese castles. Also, there is the Hyogo Prefectural Flower Center in the vicinity (about a 45-minute drive), which has a world-class carnivorous plant collection. Himeji is accessible from Kansai International Airport or from Tokyo by “Shinkansen” bullet train. The 3-day conference will be held at a conference facility known as “Biz Space,” located a 7-minute walk from Himeji Station and within walking distance of several major hotels. The lectures will cover a wide range of topics such as scientific/academic research, horticulture, conservation, etc. We are planning to bring in English-Japanese interpreters so that more Japanese members can participate in the conference. Plant displays and sales booths, including a Japanese top-class CP nursery, will be available in the same building during the conference. The conference banquet is to be held on May 23 or 24 at a near-by restaurant, where you can enjoy a good mix of Japanese and Western cuisines together with an impressive nighttime view of Himeji Castle. On May 25, we are planning a special day trip to the Hyogo Prefectural Flower Center. We will be guided through the amazing collections of Nepenthes, Sarracenia, and other carnivorous plants in the spectacular carnivorous plant greenhouse as well as the backyard. You will be meeting the giant N. clipeata and N. pervillei that were introduced in the 2018 ICPS conference. On May 26, we will enjoy an excursion to see the local habitats of Drosera rotundifolia, D. tokaiensis, and D. lunata, and maybe a few Utricularia, and then a trip to Tokyo for an overnight stay. On the following day (May 27), we will visit the habitat of Pinguicula ramosa, the Japanese endemic butterwort, on Mt. Nyoho, Nikko City. Note that it might be too early to see the flowers. Details including dates of the field trips will be finalized shortly. The 2020 ICPS Conference will be hosted by the three Japanese CP societies: The Japanese Carnivorous Plant Society (JCPS), The Carnivorous Plant Exploration Society (CPES), and The Tokai Carnivorous Plant Society (TCPS). These 3 societies mainly cover the Kanto, Kansai, and Tokai regions, respectively, and have been collaborating with each other and contributing to the prevalence and awareness of carnivorous plants in Japan. More information on the conference will be posted when it becomes available. We are looking forward to seeing you in Himeji in May 2020!
  20. Forum refuses to remember me so i have to log in every time..just a minor issue compared to other things though.
  21. @Richard BunnThe seeds got distributed with the request to learn how to grow them and get them out in cultivation so no poaching of this plant would ever be needed. People got selected for knowing their dews and some are commercial parties like Kamil with the skill to produce relatively many plants by TC. Others grow from seed and that takes longer. Finding things out means exactly that. As this species is completely new to cultivation we needed to find out temperarue, light, soil mix, does it need GA3, etc, etc. Stuff like that is being written up and will appear in CPN. As for others planning to sell..that is up to them as it is up to them if they want to be identified. The growers are everywhere,: America (I mean the continent, not just one country), Europe, Africa, Australia so wide distribution. As it obivious from these posts that I'm one of them: I don't sell them. I chose to give them to people (and a BG) who are likely to keep it alive and to be an flowering adult with the pointers we found and are still finding and thus will get it in cultivation that way.
  22. @Dieball never got below around 60 - 70% @Richard [email protected] LittleNo use looking for seeds. All legally collected seeds got send to and are used by specialists around the world (including UK) for exactly the purpose of finding things out. Non of those plants is near flowering size for some years.
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