Re: Gordon Cheers Book

Scott Portman (
Sat, 21 Jan 1995 23:09:15 -0600

John Ford notes that many people have had difficulty locating Gordon
Cheer's Carnivorous Plants of the World. I read about a source here on
this list last Nov - so for those of you who are looking for this book,
here it is again:

Discount Garden Books
PO Box 8354
Portland OR 97207-8354

The price was $17.95 + $5.00 shipping. I bought a copy - it's worth it for
the fine photographs and cultivation info, but has numerous minor errors.
In particular, some photos are mis-labeled or switched. In one case, the
same photograph is used to illustrate two different species - Genlisea
repens and Utric. quelchii - not even in the same genus! (I recall someone
on the list edited a CP book, and was upset that the publisher disregarded
all their corrections - if this was the book, no offense is intended!)

A question: does one need to stratify pygmy drosera seed - D dichrosepala
etc? I'm getting ready to plant my first batch.