The Carnivorous Plant FAQ v. 11.5
- courtesy of -
The International Carnivorous Plant Society

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. That list, and the species-by-species justifications for listing, are given below:

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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Revised: January 2007
©Barry Rice, 2005