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New England Carnivorous Plant Society

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"The mission of the New England Carnivorous Plant Society shall be to share, to gain knowledge of, and to achieve expertise in all phases of growing, education, appreciation, and conservation of carnivorous plants in both culture and in native habitats."

- NECPS 11th Annual Fall Carnivorous Plant Show -

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NECPS September Meeting - Aug 03, 2014 by Webmaster
The next meeting of the NECPS will be take place on September 13, 2014 at 12:30 PM at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center - Directions

This is the only meeting scheduled for discussion and  planning for our Annual Carnivorous Plant Show in October.

NECPS 11th Annual Fall Carnivorous Plant Show - Aug 11, 2014 by Webmaster
The NECPS 11th Annual Fall Carnivorous Plant show will be held Oct 4 - 5, 2014  from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM each day at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, Providence, RI                   Directions - Map

This is the largest collection of carnivorous plants displayed annually on the East Coast.

More information is available on our Show information page

So Many Ant Plants! - Jun 14, 2014 by Webmaster
Thanks Matt for the tour of the UCONN greenhouses and for all of the wonderful Ant Plants! More photos of our visit can be viewed in the Gallery.

NECPS 11th Annual Carnivorous Plant Show - Press Release - Aug 07, 2014 by Webmaster
Please note the time change for Saturday October 4.

NECPS show 2014 press release

Phillip Mann 1951 - 2014 - Aug 06, 2014 by Webmaster
The carnivorous plant community has lost another long-time enthusiast. Phillip Mann passed away on August 3, 2014 in Perth, Australia at the age of 63.

Those unfamiliar with Mr. Mann may remember him from the 2012 ICPS Conference in Seekonk, Mass. Where he and some others gave a talk on endangered Australian CP's.

Phillip Mann Obituary

New Library Addition - Jul 22, 2014 by Webmaster
The book "The Native Orchids of the United States and Canada" by Carlyle A. Luer has been donated by Johnny Maiocchi and has been added to the Library.

Members who would like to take out an item from the library should review the NECPS Library Policy and then contact Don Gallant, the NECPS Librarian using the Contact Form including the title that you are interested in.

Meat-Eating Plants Losing Their Dining Room - Jul 16, 2014 by Webmaster
NECPS President Dave Sackett tells us "We just had another article written about us with the focus on conservation and habitat loss for our plants. It nice to have the spotlight on this topic as much of our focus is on cultivation."

You can read the article here: www.ecori.org/massachusetts-resources/2014/7/15/meat-eating-plants-losing-their-dining-room.html

N. C. House makes Venus flytrap theft a felony - Jun 20, 2014 by Webmaster
— House lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Thursday to make the theft of Venus flytraps a felony in the four North Carolina counties where it grows wild. The measure, House Bill 1059, is one of three current legislative proposals to toughen penalties for stealing the carnivorous plants. The measure now goes to the Senate.

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Four New Species of Nepenthes L. (Nepenthaceae) from the Central Mountains of Mindanao, Philippines - Jun 06, 2014 by Webmaster
Together with the islands of Sumatra (Indonesia) and Borneo (Indonesia, Malaysia), the Philippines are the main center of diversity for carnivorous pitcher plants of the genus, Nepenthes L. Nepenthes are the largest of all carnivorous plants, and the species with the biggest pitchers are capable of trapping and digesting small amphibians and even mammals. The central cordillera of Mindanao Island in the south of the Philippines is mostly covered with old, primary forest and is the largest remaining cohesive, untouched area of wilderness in the Philippines. In a recent field exploration of two areas of the central cordillera, namely Mount Sumagaya and a section of the Pantaron range, four new taxa of Nepenthes were discovered. These four remarkable new species, N. pantaronensis, N. cornuta, N. talaandig and N. amabilis, are described, illustrated and assessed.

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