Welcome to the Australasian Carnivorous Plant Society Blog.
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The Australasian Carnivorous Plant Society meets on the second Friday of each month at:
Woodstock Community Centre
22 Church Street
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:
Time: 7.00 pm—10.00 pm
Our postal address is:
PO Box 70
We have a Facebook page.
We also have a YouTube channel.
Our main site and forum are here: http://www.auscps.com/.
AUSCPS membership application (PDF)
The AusCPS stall on Saturday morning
The Society had a successful weekend at the Plant Lovers’ Fair, Kariong, despite the hot, dry and extremely windy conditions. There was some cloud cover on Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon to provide relief. Some plants were damaged when they were blown off the bench but are expected to recover.
Many thanks to the members who supplied plants and helped out at the stall.
Many thanks also to Costa Georgiadis, who did a live Facebook broadcast featuring carnivorous plants on Sunday afternoon.
Congratulations to the organizers and volunteers of the Plant Lovers’ Fair, who worked very hard to keep everything running smoothly.
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.”
Watch Stewart McPherson’s June 2017 talk on the discovery of Nepenthes attenboroughii: