I thought I would pass on this listserve request to out Forum members.
Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2003 19:54:59 -0400
Subject: [CP] Nepenthes clipeata Cultivation Survey
Nepenthes clipeata Cultivation Survey
One of the rarest of the tropical pitcher plants, Nepenthes clipeata is
only found on vertical cliff faces of one mountain in Borneo. Due to a
number of factors, the plant now has a low probability of surviving in
the wild. While the protection of wild populations of plants is most
desirable, this is a case in which ex situ conservation appears to be
the approach most likely to be successful and realistic.
An unknown number of strains/clones of this species are in cultivation
worldwide. The Nepenthes clipeata Survival Project (NcSP), under the
auspices of The International Carnivorous Plant Society, is under
development (more on this topic later this summer). As part of the
developing conservation strategy, a survey has been developed to attempt to
determine how many distinct lineages of N. clipeata are presently in
cultivation. If you currently have this plant in cultivation, please submit
your responses to the survey.
The questionnaire is located at:
http://www.carnivorousplants.org/con...clipeata1.php. If you
prefer to fill out a questionnaire and mail it (e-mail or snail mail),
please let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have
contacts that are cultivating this plant that are not members of the CP
discussion group on omnisterra.com, we would appreciate you informing them
of the survey. We can send the questionnaire, upon request, either as
an e-mail attachment (preferred) or on paper. For those reading
Japanese, but not English, we can send a translation.
If you know of other CP internet discussion groups, you have our
permission to forward this entire e-mail.
Thanks in advance!
Natural Science Research Lab.
Museum of Texas Tech University
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Barry A. Rice, Ph.D.
Director of Conservation Programs
International Carnivorous Plant Society