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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."

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NECPS April Meeting CANCELED

We are sorry to announce that the April meeting of the NECPS which was scheduled to be held on Saturday, April 18th at 12:30 PM at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center has been CANCELED.

PROVIDENCE, RI- Mayor Jorge O. Elorza signed an Executive Order today that extends all current restrictions and guidelines issued by the City through April 17th (It is highly unlikely that our meeting will be able to be held on this same weekend). This new Emergency Declaration supplements Executive Order 2020-1 issued March 12th in which the declaration of an emergency covered the period through March 30th.

Please visit the city of Providence, RI news/events if you wish to be notified prior to our next posting in case we need to cancel our May meeting.

Caring for Carnivorous Plants Canceled

After careful review of guidelines from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control, Tower Hill Botanic Garden will close in response to COVID-19 (the coronavirus) until May 1. All programs are canceled and registrants will receive refunds. We thank you in advance for your patience as refunds will be processed slower than usual. Click for more information.

CANCELED: Caring for Carnivorous Plants

Thursday, April 9, 2020
6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Cost: $15 Member; $20 Non-Member
Category: Class/Workshop
Instructor: Dave Sackett, President of The New England Carnivorous Plant Society

13th ICPS Conference Postponed Until 2021

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.

-- Koji Kondo for the organizer team.

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New Species of Pitcher Plant Discovered in Philippines

The newly-discovered species belongs to Nepenthes, a genus of tropical pitcher plants in the monotypic family Nepenthaceae.

The genus comprises over 170 species, mostly native to Madagascar, Southeast Asia, and Australia. The greatest diversity occurs on Borneo, Sumatra, and the Philippines, with many endemic species.

Also known as monkey cups (because monkeys have been observed drinking rainwater from these plants), all Nepenthes species are carnivorous plants that capture their prey by means of modified pitcher-shaped leaves that function as passive pitfall traps.

Attracted by nectar secreted from the underside of the trap's lid, insects and other prey slip from the mouth of the pitcher into a pool of liquid and are unable to escape, because of the pitcher's downward-pointing hairs and slick sides. The animals drown and are eventually digested by enzymes.

Named Nepenthes cabanae, the newfound species occurs only in Mt. Malimumu, Pantaron range, Bukidnon Province of Mindanao Island, Philippines.

"This discovery brings the number of Nepenthes species in this mountain range to eight," said Central Mindanao University researchers Noel Lagunday and Victor Amoroso.

"Mt. Pantaron is currently not a protected area, but the diversity of Nepenthes suggests concerted efforts should be made to develop a conservation strategy to preserve and protect the area."

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