The Carnivorous Plant FAQ v. 12

Q: What is the CP database?

A: The CP database was a remarkable site maintained by Rick Walker, that for a few decades (starting in the 1990s) was one of the central sites for carnivorous plants on the web. Back when the web was young, the CP database, the carnivorous plant discussion group, and my web site were the primary carnivorous plant resources on the web.

Of course, now there are many additional sites on the web that are rich with carnivorous plant content. However, the CP database is still the most authoritative one-stop site for carnivorous plant nomenclature in print or electronica, anywhere. Unfortunately, it looks like the core data haven't been updated since 2014. The content of the nomenclatural database is maintained by the well-known authority and perfectionist, Jan Schlauer.

Incidentally, a newer interface to the CP database, created by web-wiz John Brittnacher, is in some ways easier to use, but I'm not sure of the freshness date of its dataset.

Page citations: Personal observation.

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Revised: 2018
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