Full download: Carniflora News, November 2017 (PDF)
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.”