Sign In | My Account | Wish List | International Orders (Outside USA) | Contact Us


Phone: Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm CST
Sat, 9am - 4pm CST
Store: Tues - Fri, 9am - 5pm CST
Sat, 9am - 4pm CST

Home > Supplies and Equipment > Books > Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats Vol. 1 - BOOK

Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats Vol. 1 - BOOK

Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats Vol. 1 - BOOK<span class="cross"></span>
Item Number:

Base Price


Signed Copy ($50.99)
Unsigned Copy ($47.99)

For Volume 2, please see Item #13792.


This book is drop-shipped from Europe, please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.  (Standard Shipping to US address, $10.50.)


Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats Volume One


by Stewart McPherson
Editors: Alastair Robinson and Andreas Fleischmann
ISBN: 978-0-9558918-4-7
Pages: 724
Images: 374
Page size: 229 x 153 mm
Cover: hardcover with dust jacket


This spectacular two volume work examines the wild ecology, diversity and natural history of all carnivorous plant genera for the first time. Written in clear yet substantive language, this visually beautiful study reveals carnivorous plants in greater detail than ever before, and offers horticulturists specific information to achieve greater levels of success in cultivation.


Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats comprises 1,441 pages and includes 799 beautiful images. Six years in the making, this work profiles the distribution, botanical history, morphology, diversity, ecology, traditional uses, associated life, cultivation requirements and conservation status of all recognised carnivorous plant genera of the world. Volume 1 covers snap traps and pitcher plants, Volume 2 covers stickly-leaved insect-eating plants, corkscrew plants and bladderworts.


The newly discovered genus Philcoxia is covered in unique detail and for the very first time. Preliminary findings suggest the highly specialised, glandular structures of the foliage of Philcoxia are carnivorous adaptations, and indeed microscopic animal prey is readily caught and killed.


Many other plants documented in this work have been discovered only very recently, and in many cases, the photographs presented here are among the first to be published, including four spectacular new species of pitcher plants (Nepenthes), which are formally described and introduced here (N. gantungensisN. holdeniiN. hamiguitanensis and N. palawanensis).


Volume One covers the following chapters:

Tables Turned: A New Natural Order
Carnivorous Plants of the World
Evolution of Carnivorous Plants
Associated Life: Mutualists and Infauna
Habitats of Carnivorous Plants
Snap Traps
Pitcher Plants

More products you may like

An orchid plant may arrive in bud, in bloom or in various stages of in-spike development. A plant in-spike can take anywhere from 1 week to 2 months before flowers begin to open. We are one of the few nurseries to ship orchids in spike or bloom. Most of the time our carefully wrapped orchids in-spike or in-bloom arrive in good condition. However, due to conditions beyond our control, we cannot guarantee that all flower spikes, flowers, or buds will arrive in perfect condition.

An orchid will arrive while it is not currently spiking or blooming due to being either before or after its bloom season. Check the "Bloom Season" information on the product page to see when the plant is expected to spike and flower. Many orchid lovers and hobbyists prefer plants that are not in-spike in order to watch the first stages of the spike emerging all the way through to the reward of the bloom! If you are sending a plant as a gift, you generally want to send the plant in-spike unless the gift receiver would prefer otherwise.