Re: I'm a new list subscriber.

Rodney L. Boleyn (
Thu, 12 May 1994 15:39:11 -0400


Thanks for the welcome.

> I assume you know about Aldrovanda, Nepenthes, Pinguicula, Cephalotus,
> Catopsis, Darlingtonia, Triphyophyllum, Byblis, Drosophyllum, Genlisia
> and Heliamphora? (in addition to Dionaea, Utricularia, Drosera and
> Sarracenia).

Well, such assumptions may not be correct. I'll assume the
parenthesized ones are the ones I named, so I'd have to say, no, I
don't know about the others. I remember learning of about 5-6
different types of carnivorous plants in junior high, and you named
more than that, so I bet there're definitely some new ones in there.
I think I'll have to get a book (other than an encyclopedia) and start
reading up on it...

Pinguicula; that's a good name. Puts me in mind of a cross between
small, flightless birds and flying, bloodsucking mammals :-). A
totally confused animal. Should it fly, or shouldn't it? It usually
can't decide. "What's that swimming through the water, sucking the
life out of fish!?"
"Oh no, it's--Pinguicula!"

Well, like I said, I'll mostly be keeping my ears open.