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Welcome to the official web site of the Australasian Carnivorous Plant Society.

The Australasian Carnivorous Plant Society meets on the second Friday of each month at:
Woodstock Community Centre
22 Church Street
Burwood
NSW 2134
Time: 7.30 pm—10.00 pm

(car park access via Fitzroy Street)

The Brisbane chapter of the Society meets on the first Friday of each month:
Kenmore Library,
Brookfield Road
Kenmore
Time: 7.00 pm—10.00 pm

The Canberra chapter of the Society meets on the first Friday of each month:
Belconnen Community Centre
Swanson Court
Belconnen
Time: 7.30 pm—10.00 pm

Our postal address is:
PO Box 70
Burwood
N.S.W. 1805

Back issues (PDF) of FlyTrap News and Carniflora Australis can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate tabs in the menu bar above.

We have a Facebook page.
We also have a YouTube channel.

AUSCPS membership application (PDF)

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AusCPS @ Collectors’ Plant Fair, Clarendon, 07-08 April 2018

The Society will be at Stall 67 this year, on the lawn in front of the Grandstand. See you there!

Saturday April 7, 8am to 4pm
Sunday April 8, 9am to 4pm

Hawkesbury Race Club
1 Racecourse Road
Clarendon NSW

For more information, visit the Collectors’ Plant Fair site.

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Carniflora News, March 2018

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AusCPS at the Penrith Reptile Expo

Penrith Reptile Expo

The Australasian Carnivorous Plant Society will be at the Penrith Reptile Expo this weekend.

Sunday 04 March 2018
0900 to 1600hrs

Penrith Panthers Marquee
Mulgoa Road
Penrith
NSW 2750

This will be our first attendance at the Reptile Expo. We’d like to thank the Hawkesbury Herpetological Society for inviting us to participate.

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Carniflora News, February 2018

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Carniflora News, January 2018

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Carniflora News, December 2017

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Carniflora News, November 2017

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Carniflora News, October 2017

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Carniflora News, September 2017

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Carniflora News, August 2017

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Plant of the Day: Drosera erythrorhiza ssp. squamosa

Drosera erythrorhiza ssp. squamosa
by Kirk Hirsch

Drosera erythrorhiza ssp. squamosa

Drosera erythrorhiza ssp. squamosa

Drosera erythrorhiza ssp. squamosa is striking with its colourful red band around the leaf margin. The larger leaf, flat rosette tuberous sundew also glistens in the morning dew.

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Sundews and bladderworts: Discover Tasmanian native carnivorous plants (ABC)

Sundews and bladderworts: Discover Tasmanian native carnivorous plants
By Paul McIntyre
Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Darren Cullen’s collection of flesh-hungry flora ranges from the commonly found and produced carnivores to rare endemic plants.

“We get people travelling here to see Tasmanian carnivorous plants,” he said.

“I pick them up from Hobart Airport, drive two minutes, pull over — it’s that easy.

“We have two genera of carnivorous plants here, Drosera and Utricularia, otherwise known as sundews and bladderworts.

“You grow bladderworts for their amazing flowers as the traps are underground.”

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Carniflora News, July 2017

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AUSCPS talk: Stewart McPherson and the discovery of Nepenthes attenboroughii

 

Watch Stewart McPherson’s June 2017 talk on the discovery of Nepenthes attenboroughii:

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Plant of the Day: Nepenthes Red Leopard

Nepenthes 'Red Leopard' a.k.a. Nepenthes ventricosa-squat x maxima

Nepenthes Red Leopard a.k.a. Nepenthes ventricosa-squat x maxima

Nepenthes Red Leopard, a.k.a. Nepenthes ventricosa-squat x maxima, is a fast-growing hybrid developed by Geoff and Andrea Mansell. From the International Nepenthes Grex registry:

N. Red Leopard (ventricosa-squat x maxima)
Female parent: N. ventricosa squat
Male parent: N. maxima
Breeder: Geoff & Andrea Mansell, Exotica Plants
Registrant: Geoff & Andrea Mansell, Exotica Plants
Pollination date: 1989-10-1
Registration date: 2008-7-8
Status: Registered
Notes: The female parent is a squat variety of N. ventricosa.

Intermediate pitcher, Nepenthes 'Red Leopard'

Intermediate pitcher, Nepenthes Red Leopard

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Carniflora News, June 2017

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Open Thread #001

Open thread for the discussion of all aspects of our hobby. Conversations are moderated. Please keep it civil!

Help identify this plant

Help identify this Nepenthes hybrid

Can anyone identify this Nepenthes hybrid? The vines are spindly and pitcher/make offsets very prolifically. The pitchers are dainty and grow to about 15cm long. The plant has been tentatively identified as N. tobaica x thorelii; a consensus would be welcome.

Help identify this Nepenthes

Help identify this Nepenthes hybrid

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Carniflora News, Sept 2016

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