The Carnivorous Plant FAQ v. 11.5
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The International Carnivorous Plant Society

Carnivorous Plant Society Archives

Drosera anglica
Drosera anglica

Darlingtonia californica
Darlingtonia californica

Pinguicula caerulea
Pinguicula caerulea

Sarracenia flava
Sarracenia flava
var. ornata

Utricularia longifolia
Utricularia longifolia
The largest carnivorous plant society is the International Carnivorous Plant Society (ICPS), which I have placed at the top of the stack, below. I also list all the other societies below, in alphabetical order. I also have a geographical index to help you.

Unfortunately, carnivorous plant societies come and go, so not all the societies below necessarily still exist. Contact them to make sure they are active before you send them membership money!

The leadership of societies that wish to be listed should contact me. Please send me your society's information in the same format as below, so I can just cut/paste your information onto my page.

International Groups
International Carnivorous Plant Society

Asian Groups
Indonesian Carnivorous Plants Community
Insectivorous Plant Society
Japanese Carnivorous Plant Society
Nansow Insectivorous Plant Botanical Garden

Australian/New Zealand Groups
Australasian Carnivorous Plant Society
Australian Carnivorous Plant Society, Inc.
Victorian Carnivorous Plant Society Inc.
New Zealand Carnivorous Plant Society

European Groups
Association Francophone des Amateurs de Plantes Carnivores
Associazione Italiana Piante Carnivore
Carnivora
Carnivorous Plant Friendly Association
Czech Carnivorous Plant Society
Darwiniana
Drosera V.Z.W.
Drosophyllum
Edinburgh Carnivorous Plant Society
Gesellschaft fuer fleischfressende Pflanzen im deutschsprachigen Raum
Scandinavian Carnivorous Plant Society
The Carnivorous Plant Society

Middle East Groups
Carnivorous Plant Society of Israel

African Groups
South African Carnivorous Plants Society

North American Groups
(see also The International Carnivorous Plant Society)
Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society
Colorado Carnivorous Plant Society
Eastern Carnivorous Plant Society (this name may be changed)
Los Angeles Carnivorous Plant Society
New England Carnivorous Plant Society
North American Sarracenia Conservancy
Ohio Carnivorous Plant Society
Ontario Carnivorous Plant Society
St. Louis Carnivorous Plant Society
Tampa Bay Carnivorous Plant Club


International Carnivorous Plant Society

Publication: Carnivorous Plant Newsletter (English, quarterly, 130 pages annually)
Meetings: Alternate years
Other benefits: Seedbank.
Profile: The International Carnivorous Plant Society is the largest carnivorous plant organization in the world.
Subscription: $25 USA

International Carnivorous Plant Society
PMB 322
1564-A Fitzgerald Drive
Pinole, CA 94564-2229 USA
-or-
Web Page: http://www.carnivorousplants.org
Forum: http://icps.proboards105.com/



Association Francophone des Amateurs de Plantes Carnivores

Publication: Dionée (French, 4/year, 160 pages annually)
Meetings: twice/year (and many regional meetings each year)
Other benefits: Seedbank, plant exchanges, information exchange
Profile: A group dedicated to enhancing the knowledge of carnivores and their preservation.
Subscription: 30 Euros, domestic or foreign

Dionée AFAPC
Jardin Botanique de Lyon
Parc de la Tête d'Or
69459 Lyon Cedex 06
France
-or-
E-mail: contact(at)dionee.org
Web page: http://www.dionee.org


Associazione Italiana Piante Carnivore

Publication: AIPC News (Italian, quarterly.)
Meetings: annual
Other benefits: plants and information exchange, books, seed bank, gemmae bank, italian mailing list
Profile: A growing group of enthusiasts interested in all the branches of CP; established in 1997. Especially interested in Italian wild CP study and conservation; cooperates with botanical gardens; participates in expositions to promote interest in CP
Subscription: 21 Euro for Italy/23 Euro elsewhere

AIPC - Associazione Italiana Piante Carnivore
Federico Fontana
Via Gobetti 5
10015 Ivrea (To)
Italy
-or-
E-mail: segreteria(at)aipcnet.it
Web page: http://www.aipcnet.it


Australasian Carnivorous Plant Society

Publication: Carniflora Australis (English, bi-annually, 64 pages annually)
Meetings: 12/year
Other benefits: plant and seed exchanges, meeting other "Carnies"
Profile: A group interested in all aspects of carnivorous plants--horticulture, scientific study, preservation and respect of wild plants, public awareness.
Subscription: $25 AU domestic/$20 A5 foreign

Australasian Carnivorous Plant Society
P.O. Box 4009
Kingsway West
New South Wales 2208
Australia
-or-
E-mail: sydneycarnivorous(at)hotmail.com
Web page: http://www.auscps.com/


Australian Carnivorous Plant Society, Inc.

Publication: Bulletin of the Australian Carnivorous Plant Society, Inc. (English, quarterly, 80 pages annually)
Meetings: Several per year, also annual show
Other benefits: Seedbank, bookstore
Profile: A society with an emphasis on Australian flora.
Subscription: $18 AU

Australian Carnivorous Plant Society
9 Ryan Avenue
Woodville West, South Australia 5011
Australia
-or-
Web page: http://www.acps.org.au


Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society

Publication: Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society Newsletter (English, quarterly, 40 pages annually)
Meetings: Quarterly
Other benefits: Auctions
Profile: An active group of enthusiasts near San Francisco Bay.
Subscription: $5 USA

Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society
825 Bennington
Manteca CA 95336 USA
-or-
Web page: http://www.bacps.org


Carnivora

Publication: Carnivora (Dutch, quarterly, 80 pages annually)
Meetings: 2/year plus annual show
Other benefits: Seedbank, book purchases, exhibition
Profile: An emphasis on indoor/outdoor horticulture, plant descriptions.
Subscription: 12.5 Euro annually

Marcel van den Broek
Trasmolen 14
3642 CD Mijdrecht
The Netherlands
-or-
E-mail: info(at)carnivora.nl
Web page: www.carnivora.nl


Carnivorous Plant Friendly Association

Publication: Rovaremésztö Magazin (Hungarian, quarterly, 32-48 pages annually)
Meetings: Several per year
Other benefits: Seed bank, activities, web forum and portal in Hungarian, auctions
Profile: New as of 2010.
Subscription: voluntary, 1.000-2.000 HUF/year

Web page: http://www.rnbt.hu/


Carnivorous Plant Society of Israel

Publication: Tlalit (Hebrew with English summaries, three issues annually)
Meetings: At least 3 annually, at the Tel-Aviv University Botanical Gardens
Other benefits: Lectures and discussions on biology and cultivation, slide and plant shows, workshops, plant exchanges.
Profile: To promote the cultivation of carnivorous plants in Israel. Enhance the knowledge of carnivorous plants and their preservation. Organize meetings for the exchange of material, knowledge, and enthusiasm.
Subscription: NIS 45.00 (US$15.00)

Carnivorous Plant Society of Israel
c/o Arie Cohen
P. O. Box 504
Kiryat Gat 82104
Israel
-or-
E-mail: arie(at)shalon.k-gat.k12.il


Colorado Carnivorous Plant Society

Publication: electronic
Meetings: 3/year (January, May, September)
Other benefits: Plant and seed exchanges, small seed bank.
Profile: A group dedicated to spreading the love and knowledge of carnivorous plants in Colorado.
Subscription: free

E-mail: jeremiahsplants(at)comcast.net
Web page: http://www.coloradocarnivorousplantsociety.com


Czech Carnivorous Plant Society

Publications: Masozrave rostliny (Czech with English abstracts, 2-4 issues annually, up to 200 pages), CCPS Newsletter (.pdf, 2-3 issues annually)
Meetings: Semi-annual national meetings, monthly regional meetings
Other benefits: Seed Bank, plant exchanges and sales, on-line chat forums, comprehensive web site, international orders and contacts, a dedicated forum for beginners, field conservation trips and educational excursions to botanical gardens.
Profile: Founded in 2007, a dynamic society of carnivorous plants enthusiasts from the Czech Republic and around the globe. Partnerships with international CP societies, national authorities, nature conservation groups, botanical gardens, universities and the Czech Academy of Sciences.
Subscription: 300 Czech crowns domestic, US$ 25 foreign

CCPS o.s.
Radek Kastner
U Husova sboru 6
Olomouc
772 00
Czech Republic
-or-
E-mail: ccps(at)masozraverostliny.org
Web page: http://www.czechcarnivores.org


Darwiniana

Publication: Trifid (Czech/English, 3--4 volume/year and a quarterly, total 180 pages annually)
Meetings: Twice/year
Other benefits: Seedbank, group purchasing, library, exhibition
Profile: An active society of enthusiasts
Subscription: 300 Czech crowns domestic, $15 US foreign

Darwiniana
Jana Rubesova
Krizovnicka 8
Prague 1
110 00
Czech Republic
-or-
E-mail: info(at)darwiniana.cz
Web page: http://www.darwiniana.cz


Drosera V.Z.W.

Publication: Drosera Journal and Newsletter (Dutch, 2 journals/4 newsletters, 80 pages annually)
Meetings: Weekly on Saturday mornings at the Botanic Garden, University of Gent; general meeting annually
Other benefits: Seedbank and dispersal of other plant materials, bookstore, library, plant exchanges
Profile: We supply cultural and scientific information on CP to any who ask (including non-members, we educate the public by organizing an International CP Exhibition every three years, which includes multilingual, illustrated explanatory stands and live plant displays.
Subscription: 450 Bf domestic/550 Bf foreign/800 Bf supporting member

Drosera V.Z.W.
Marc Verdyck
Botanical garden, University of Gent
K.L. Ledeganckstraat 35
B-9000 Gent
-or-
E-mail: verdyckmarc(at)freegates.be
Web page: http://droseravzw.org/


Drosophyllum: Asociación Española de Plantas Carnívoras

Publication: Drosophyllum (Spanish, page count unknown)
Meetings: unknown
Other benefits: Seedbank, cultivation information
Profile: Our Society, the first of its kind in Spain--was born with the motive to make publicize our members, promote the conservation of carnivorous plant species and their natural habitats (which in many cases are critically endangered), excursions of interest that are related to carnivorous plants, disseminating information about them, publish a magazine of periodic appearance, create a seed bank, exhibitions and lectures, keep a small library.
Subscription: unknown

Web page: http://www.daepc.org/


Eastern Carnivorous Plant Society (this name may be changed)

Publication: Dionaea, the Eastern CP Newsletter (English, 10-15 pages annually)
Meetings: Annual convention
Other benefits: plant & seed exchange, social events
Profile: A source of general and horticultural information "intended to better service the needs of the Eastern CP enthusiasts"
Subscription: Contact editor for information

Eastern Carnivorous Plant Society
88 Strathmore Road, #4
Brookline, MA 02146
USA
Att: Christoph Belanger


Edinburgh Carnivorous Plant Society

Publication: Update (English text, pages/year unknown)
Meetings: Usually biweekly
Other benefits: Social events, meetings, sales.
Profile:
Subscription: 3 pounds/1.5 pounds junior

Edinburgh Carnivorous Plant Society
12 Craigpark Avenue
Ratho
Midlothian
Scotland
EH28 8RW
-or-
E-mail: astables(at)globalnet.co.uk


Gesellschaft für fleischfressende Pflanzen im deutschsprachigen Raum (GFP)

Publication: Das Taublatt, Austausch- und Nachrichtenorgan der GFP (German, 3 issues/year, 120-150 pages annually); Rundbrief (German, 4 issues/year)
Meetings: Annual, several others for local groups
Other benefits: Plant, seed and pollen exchange, library, mailing list
Profile: A large international group of CPers, founded in 1984.
Subscription: 28 Euro domestic or foreign

Carsten Paul
Weinstrasse 114
67434 Neustadt
Germany
-or-
E-mail: vorsitzender(at)carnivoren.org
Web page: http://www.carnivoren.org


Indonesian Carnivorous Plants Community
(Komunitas Tanaman Karnivora Indonesia=KTKI)

Publication: KTKI Newsletter (Bahasa Indonesia + English, bimonthly, 120 pages annually)
Meetings: Several per year.
Other benefits: Information exchange, mailing list, field trips, nursery visits, free seeds/plants (occasionally), seeds/plants swap.
Profile: More than 100 members.
Subscription: Rp. 100.000 annually (about $11 USD)

Indonesian Carnivorous Plants Community
M A Suska
Jl. Raya Puncak Seuseupan Kaum No.12
RT003/07, Bendungan - Ciawi
Bogor 16720
INDONESIA
-or-
E-mail: masuska(at)gmail.com
Web Forum: http://tanamanbuas.proboards84.com/index.cgi
Mailing list: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/nepenthes_indonesia/


Insectivorous Plant Society

Publication: Journal of the Insectivorous Plant Society (Japanese, quarterly, 120 pages annually)
Meetings: Quarterly, plus annual show
Other benefits: Plant exchange, field trips
Profile: Active Japanese group
Subscription: 3500 yen domestic/4000 yen foreign

Insectivorous Plant Society
Department of Biology
Nippon Dental College
Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 102
Japan
-or-
Web page: http://www.cam.hi-ho.ne.jp/jips/


Japanese Carnivorous Plant Society

Publication: JCPS Newsletter (Japanese, quarterly; English version also)
Meetings: monthly
Other benefits: Seedbank
Profile: More than 200 members.
Subscription: 4 IRCs annually

Naoki Tanabe
1-4-6 Minami Hanazono
Hanamigawa-Ku
Chiba City, Chiba Pref
262-0022 JAPAN
-or-
E-mail: jcpstanabe(at)msn.com
Web page: http://homepage3.nifty.com/jcps/


Los Angeles Carnivorous Plant Society

Publication: None
Meetings: 3rd Saturday of every other month beginning February.
Other benefits: seed bank, plant displays, trades, sales & giveaways at meetings.
Profile: Well-established society, informal and fun.
Subscription: $3/meeting

Los Angeles Carnivorous Plant Society
E-mail: tjohnson03(at)earthlink.net
Web page: http://lacps.net


Nansow Insectivorous Plants Botanical Garden

Publication: NIP Botanical News (Japanese and English, monthly?, 10 pages/issue)
Meetings: ?
Other benefits: Garden admission, access to seedbanks, seedlings, and Aldrovanda turions
Profile: It appears this is a membership for a botanical garden
Subscription: 20000 yen domestic (lifetime)/5 IRC foreign (annual)

Nansow Insectivorous Plants Botanical Garden
807 Maruyama-cho hongou Awa-gun Chiba-prf
299-2500
Japan


New England Carnivorous Plant Society

Publication: None.
Meetings: Monthly.
Other benefits: monthly display, swap and auction tables at meetings, field trips, associated with the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center.
Profile: A young society, with members ranging from new beginners to those with 20+ years of growing experience, who get together to share plants and ideas about growing, conservation and enjoying these plants. A very friendly group, all are welcome to attend a meeting and see how they like it.
Subscription: $20/year single, $25/year Family, $10/year student

John Phillip, Jr
NECPS
P.O. Box 606
Saunderstown, RI, 02874
USA
-or-
E-mail: johnatthebeach(at)cox.net
Web page: http://www.necps.org


New Zealand Carnivorous Plant Society Inc.

Publication: NZCPS Newsbrief and a Journal (English, Newsbrief is monthly, the journal is quarterly)
Meetings: monthly, also annual show and field trips
Other benefits: Library, slideshows, raffles, seedbank
Profile: A group directed towards the New Zealand CPer
Subscription: $10-17 NZ domestic/$22 NZ foreign

New Zealand Carnivorous Plant Society
PO Box 62007
Mt Wellington
Auckland
New Zealand
-or-
Web page: http://homepages.woosh.co.nz/brianquinn/


North American Sarracenia Conservancy

Publication: None.
Meetings: Monthly (online). Annual membership meeting in January.
Other benefits: online annual auction offering rare and common carnivorous plants to raise finds for the NASC.
Profile: A young non-profit organization with members nationwide, ranging from novices to those with 40+ years of growing experience. Socialize with other growers who are interested in the conservation, cultivation, research and distribution of North American Pitcher Plants (Sarracenia) and other carnivorous plants. A very friendly group, all are welcome to attend the monthly meetings and see how they like it, and how they can become involved in this worthwhile endeavor.
Subscription: $10/year single
NASC
Attn: David Schloat
17 Nash Road
North Salem, NY 10560
USA
-or-
E-mail: president(at)nasarracenia.org
Web page: http://www.nasarracenia.org


Ohio Carnivorous Plant Society

Publication: ???
Meetings: ???
Other benefits: ???
Profile: ???
Subscription: ???

E-mail: rkitko(at)gmail.com
Web page: http://www.ohcps.org


Ontario Carnivorous Plant Society

Publication: Seasonal carnivorous journals are published for members.
Meetings: Information not provided.
Other benefits: access to the seedbank, group order privileges, and meetings.
Profile: The first goal is the expansion of both the varieties and availability of carnivorous plants in Canada. The second goal will be promoting growing carnivorous plants in Ontario to people who are not currently involved in the hobby. The third goal is conservation.
Subscription: $10(CAN)/year

E-mail: rhadman(at)hotmail.com
Web page: http://ontariocps.webs.com/


Scandinavian Carnivorous Plant Society

Publication: none
Meetings: annual
Other benefits: Information exchange, books, mailing list
Profile: A growing group established in 1999. We will give scientific and cultural information on CP via E-mail to everybody interested in CPs
Subscription: None (as of February, 2000)

E-mail: murevaern(at)glocalnet.net
Web page: http://www.scps.se


South African Carnivorous Plants Society

Publication: ??
Meetings: ??
Other benefits: ??
Profile: (I have only heard about this society from a third party)
Subscription: ?? (US$??)

South African Carnivorous Plants Society
P.O. Box 1267
Rant 'N Dal, 1751
Republic of South Africa


St. Louis Carnivorous Plant Society

Publication: None
Meetings: bimonthly, plus an annual meeting
Other benefits: Plant and seed trading, social events, possible field trips.
Profile: Young society of cp enthusiasts. Emphasis is on learning how to grow cp's. All are welcome: beginners and experienced growers alike.
Subscription: $5 a year, plus $1 dues per meeting.

St. Louis Carnivorous Plant Society
P.O. Box 140227
St. Louis, MO 63114
-or-
E-mail: sleepdreams(at)addlebrain.com
Web page: http://stlcarns.homestead.com/home.html


Tampa Bay Carnivorous Plant Club

Publication: Trappings (free copy available on request) (English, bimonthly, 20 pages annually)
Meetings: Monthly, plus shows
Other benefits: Plant sales and trades, field trips
Profile: Local enthusiasts in expanding club
Subscription: $12 USA

Tampa Bay Carnivorous Plant Club
4202 E. Fowler Ave. USF 3108
Tampa, Florida 33620
U.S.A.
-or-
Web page: http://www.tbcpc.org/ (An empty page as of 3/2007)


The Carnivorous Plant Society

Publication: a quarterly newsletter is produced in either traditional printed format or electronic format distributed by email.
Meetings: varies
Other benefits: Seed bank, field trips, nursery visits
Profile: Founded 1978, members are growers, botanists, enthusiasts. We participate in various plant shows (Chelsea Flower Show--Gold Medal winners) and Gardeners World, NEC Birmingham
Subscription: 14.00 pounds in the UK; 18 pounds for Europe; 23 pounds for the rest of the world. Reduced rates for electronic newsletter: 11.00 pounds in the UK; 13 pounds for Europe; 14 pounds for the rest of the world Payment by PayPal (via the society website) or UK cheque, international bank transfer or cash. Foreign currencies accepted but please email the membership secretary first to check on rates. Foreign checks not accepted.

Carnivorous Plant Society
Membership Secretary
13 Stella Road
Preston
Paignton
Devon TQ3 1BH
United Kingdom
-or-
E-mail: membership(at)thecps.org.uk
Web page: http://www.thecps.org.uk/


Victorian Carnivorous Plant Society Inc.

Publication: Victorian Carnivorous Plant Society Journal (English, quarterly, 80 pages annually)
Meetings: Ten, also annual show and field trips
Other benefits: Library, field trips, seedbank
Profile: A group with interest in all carnivorous plants
Subscription: $15 AU domestic/$20 AU foreign


Victorian Carnivorous Plant Society Inc.
P.O. Box 201
South Yarra 3141
Victoria
Australia
-or-
E-mail: mail(at)vcps.au.com
Web page: http://www.vcps.au.com


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