The Carnivorous Plant FAQ v. 12

Q: What are the really rare carnivorous plants?

A: "I think the best list of the rarest carnivorous plants is the one that was drafted by the ICPS and its conservation partners in 2003."

Dude--I wrote that sentence for this FAQ page in about 2007. Can you believe it--the ICPS hasn't updated this list for 15 years? Damn.

Oh well. It's moldy as all hell, but that list, and the species-by-species justifications for listing, are given below. It is so out of date that I'm not sure if it is useful anymore.

ICPS Imperiled Carnivorous Plant Species List
Dionaea muscipula Soland. ex Ellis: Note B
Drosera regia Stephens: Note B
Nepenthes aristolochioides Jebb & Cheek: Note A
Nepenthes bellii Kondo: Note A
Nepenthes boschiana Korth.: Note A
Nepenthes burbidgeae Hook.f. ex Burb.: Note A
Nepenthes campanulata Kurata: Note C
Nepenthes clipeata Danser: Note A
Nepenthes dubia Danser: Note A
Nepenthes gracillima Ridl.: Note A
Nepenthes lavicola Wistuba & Rischer: Note A
Nepenthes macrophylla (Marabini) Jebb & Cheek: Note A
Nepenthes masoalensis Schmid-Hollinger: Note A
Nepenthes murudensis Culham ex M. Jebb & M. Cheek: Note A
Nepenthes paniculata Danser: Note A
Nepenthes pilosa Danser: Note A
Nepenthes rajah Hook. f.: Note A
Nepenthes talangensis J. Nerz & A. Wistuba: Note A
Nepenthes truncata Macfarlane: Note A
Pinguicula ionantha Godfr.: Note B,D
Sarracenia alabamensis subsp. alabamensis Case & Case (=Sarracenia rubra subsp. alabamensis (Case & Case) Schnell): Note B,D
Sarracenia jonesii Wherry (=Sarracenia rubra subsp. jonesii (Wherry) Wherry): Note B,D
Sarracenia oreophila (Kearney) Wherry: Note A,D
Sarracenia purpurea subsp. purpurea f. heterophylla (Eaton) Fern.: Note B
Sarracenia purpurea subsp. venosa var. montana Schnell & Determann: Note B
Sarracenia rubra subsp. gulfensis Schnell: Note B

Listing justifications:
Note A: Listed on the IUCN Red List as "Critically Endangered" or "Endangered."
Note B: Not listed on the IUCN Red List as "Critically Endangered" or "Endangered", but included at the discretion of the ICPS Conservation Program.
Note C: Listed on the IUCN Red List as "Extinct," this species has been rediscovered in the wild.
Note D: This taxon falls under protection by CITES (Appendix 1) and/or the USA Endangered Species Act.

Page citations: Rice, B.A. 2003c.

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