Natch helped network www.world.org with the NECPS today and there is a chance we could receive a ton of sarracenia for conservation purposes, including species with location data. I have been emailing them tonight and this is a huge opportunity for us.
In return, we agree to keep good records of these plants and attempt to collect species seed to send them in the future. They are also looking for donations of certain cps that we can trade to them.
We can add them to bogs at RWBC, Tower Hill, UNH at Durham and other places we find that are open to bogs for these plants. They will also allow the plants to be conserved in private collections, but our focus should be places like universities and botanic gardens.
OK, I have been e-mailing them everyday since this post. We have 68 sarracenia rhizomes coming our way this weekend. I would like to send them some of the plants on their wanted list in return for goodwill purposes. ==================================================================================================================================== World Organization is a 501c3public charity. No plants are offered for commercial sale. We are Providing plants at no charge to botanical gardens, universities and others. We do not require any plants In return,nor are we looking for 1@to@1 trades, however, anyone who can donate to our efforts will be Given priority at receiving plants now and in the future. Following are some plants we are most Interested in adding to our collections. When possible, we prefer donations of 3 or more plants from any Single population that are not clones of each other, to preserve genetic diversity. Fresh, viable seed with Location data is our preferred source of new material; however, all plants and seed are welcome.
Plants we are most interested in obtaining in 2016:
N.ampullaria various types, location data preferred but not necessary)
When available, plants with location data preferred. Preference is for mountain growing populations.
When available, plants/seed with location data preferred.
Any species, no hybrids. Prefer with location data. Fresh seed preferred over plants.
Tuberous Drosera, rare, unusual or large Drosera.
Plants with location data preferred.
Any and all kinds with location data.
Any species/sub species/variant with location data no hybrids) Of greatest interest: S.minor, S.psittacina, S.oreophila, S.purpureassp.purpurea v.heterophylla variouspopulations),S.purpurea ssp.venosa various forms)
H. chimantensis, H. elongata, H. hispida, C. follicularis (seed-grown from Jeff M.), D. graomogolensis, a super-tiny N. ampullaria seedling and some ant plant seedlings from my collection. Hopefully we will have a nice NECPS collection for trades to other organizations in the future.
I am going to label and pot up the sarracenia rhizomes in a damp peat/perlite mix for now to improve their conditions from a ziploc bag.