Cheers, Gordon  - Carnivorous Plants  
Globe Press, Melbourne, Australia, 1983
ISBN 0-9591937-0-7, paperback
Descr.: 95 pp., 43 colour photos, drawings, 10 maps 

References. A book mostlydedicated to cultural information of the commonly grown species

Cheers, Gordon -  A Guide to the Carnivorous Plants of the World  
Collins/Angus & Robertson, Pymble, NSW, Australia, 1992 
ISBN0-207-16186-0  Hardcover 
Descr.: 174 + X pp. , 236 colour + 7 B&W photos, 24 maps, 37 drawings

Clarke, Charles  -  Nepenthes of Borneo     
Natural History Publications (Borneo)Sdn. Bhd., Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 1997 
ISBN 983-812-015-4,hardcover 
Descr.: XII + 207 pp., 122 figures (110 of which are color photos).Introduction; Plant Structure; Ecology ; The Species; The NaturalHybrids;Conservation.An excellent book on 31 Nepenthes of Borneo 
A great book It's photographs alone make it worth the cost

Clarke, C.M. 2001  - Nepenthes of Sumatra and Peninsular Malaysia

Natural History Publications (Borneo) Sdn. Bhd ISBN: 983-812-050-2 , hardcover
Descr.: x + 326 pp.,
157 figures, (of which 4 are colour maps and 6 are graphs/line drawings. The remainder are colour photographs.)

Once more a great book for any Nepenthes lover great photographs if you had some free time just go over and over it and you couldn't put it away 


D'Amato, Peter -  The Savage Garden : Cultivating Carnivorous Plants
Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, California, 1998

ISBN 0-89815-915-6
paperback 336-pp
Descr.:  introduction to carnivorous plants  in three parts - Part I-cultivation, covering soils, pottery, photoperiod, grow lights.Part II- where to grow carnivorous plants 
greenhouses, terrariums, windowsills, outdoors.   Part III- genera of CP and their specific cultivation requirements.  A great book for any CPer

Lowrie, Allen -  Carnivorous Plants of Australia Vol. 3.

University of WesternAustralia Press, Nedlands, W.A., 1998
ISBN 1-87556-059-9, hardcover,
Descr.: 288 pages contain more than 340 colour photographs, 57 line drawings and a distribution maps for each described species 
A very goog book for the Australian spcies

Pietropaolo, James and Pietropaolo, Patricia Ann.: "The World of CarnivorousPlants". R.J.Stoneridge, Shortsville, N.Y., 1974.

ISBN 74-78287,soft cover.
Descr.: 128 pp., 58 B&W photos, a short informative booklet .
My first CP book was good to start with.


Pietropaolo, James and Pietropaolo, Patricia Ann.: "Carnivorous Plants of the World". Timber Press, Portland, Oregon, 1986. 

ISBN 0-88192-066-5, hardcover 

ISBN 0-88192-356-7, paperback
Descr.: 206 pp., 57 color photos, 63 line drawings.
a very good book


Schnell, Donald E.: Carnivorous Plants of the United States and Canada
John F. Blair, Publisher, Winston-Salem, NC, 1976.

ISBN 0-910244-90-1,hardcover 
Descr.: IX + 125 pp., 116 color photos, 7 drawings, 25 maps 

A wonderful book which can be 
recommended to everyone


Carnivorous Plants of the United States and Canada by Donald Schnell

In this update of the 1976 field/armchair guide, the founding co- editor of the Carnivorous Plant Newsletter explains why "carnivorous" is the preferred term over "insectivorous,“ the distribution and trapping mechanisms of 45 species and hybrids of such plants as Darlingonia (pitcher plants), and effortsto conserve their habitats. Carnivorous fungi are excluded.

Includes some 200 color photographs and drawings, and a glossary.

Hardcover: 348 pages Publisher: Timber Pr; 2nd edition (May 2002) ISBN: 0881925403


Schwartz, Randall - Carnivorous Plants.

Praeger Publishers, NY, 1974 ISBN 0-275-51580-X, hardcover,  Avon Books, 1975

ISBN 0-380-00518-2 hardcover or 0-380-26989-2, paperback 
Descr.: 128 pp., B&W photos. Includes bibliography. Lots of mistakes 


Slack, Adrian - Carnivorous Plants. Ebury Press, London, 1979 

ISBN 0-262-69089-6, paperback  rev.ed. Alpha Books,London, 1988
Descr.: 240 pp., 16 color + 105 B&W photos, about 50 drawings 
One of basic books on CPs 


Swenson, Allen  - Cultivating Carnivorous Plants". Doubleday & Co., Garden
City, New York, 1977. 

ISBN 0-385-11148-7, hardcover
Descr.: 160 + XIII pp., 66 photos, 13 line-drawings. From the contents 12 p. on cultivation, 99 p. about the plants and genera including experiments with CPs


Tan, Hugh T.W. (Ed.) - A Guide to Carnivorous Plants in Singapore. SingaporeScience Centre, Singapore.

ISBN 981-00-8629-6, softcover 
Descr.: 176 pp., 175 colour photos, 9 drawings, 3 tables, 1 map

A good book


Camilleri, Tony - CARNIVOROUS PLANTS Kangaroo Press, Australia, 1998 
ISBN 0-86417-917-0 
 paperback. 103-pp 
Descr.: More than 100 high quality colour photos. Comprehensive listings of species,

nurseries and Carnivorous Plant Societies

This book aims to give new growers valuable information on growing the more common carnivorous plants

Nice book

Phillipps, Anthea; Lamb, Anthony - PITCHER-PLANTS OF BORNEO 
Natural History Publications Borneo, Sdn. Bhd., Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 1996. 
ISBN 983-812-009-X,  hardcover. Descr.: X+171-pp  lot of watercolour paintings.

Describes 32 + 1 new sp. of Nepenthes + 7 hybrids found in the island of Borneo
A very nice book

Cassell, London, 1993 
ISBN 0-304-34330-7,paperback

Descr.: 144-pp Translation of 'Comment Choisier et Cultiver vos Plantes Carnivores'. Foreword by
Jean-Marie Pelt.  had  number of errors

 photographs are very good 

Shigo, Kurata, - Nepenthes of Mount Kinabalu . Sabah National Parks Trustees, Malaysia.1976

ISBN -none, softcover 
Descr.: 80 pp., 31 colour photos,10 BW, 4 drawings, 5 tables, 3 map

Nice  booklet on 16 Nepenthes of Borneo 


Nick Romanowski:- Gardening with Carnivores  Pitcher Plants in Cultivation and the Wild

Descr.:110 pp., 80 colour photographs
ISBN 0 86840 452 7

guide to this ornamental group of plants. The book covers the natural history of the pitcher plants — they are native to the swamplands of the southeast of the United States —. It describes the 13 species and subspecies of Sarracenia, advises on soil requirements and how to construct a 'bog garden', and considers issues such as propagation from seed and by division, hand pollination, hybridisation and commercial cultivation, as well as floristry with cut pitchers


Bruce Salmon - Carnivorous Plants of New Zealand
Descr.: 304 pp.,140 colour photographs
ISBN 0-473-08032-X softcover
Chapters include: Climate, habitats, a full detailed treatment of each species, distribution, dispersal, pollinators, cultivation notes, field trips
The foremost informative guide to New Zealand’s native carnivorous plant species Detailed descriptions and discussions on each species plus a useful key for their identification Trapping mechanisms explained Ecological information relating to climate and habitats Where to find them and tips on cultivation Illustrated with over 140 stunning colour photographs,distribution maps and fine botanical line drawings



A Guide to the Pitcher Plants of Sabah By Charles Clarke

smaller book covering the 20 known species of Nepenthes in Sabah , Borneo. Contains many new and beautiful color Photographs of Nepenthes and brief introductory chapters on the genus.

Paperback - 40 pages. Natural History Publications Borneo, Sdn. Bhd., Kota Kinabalu , Sabah, Malaysia, 2001. ISBN 983-8120-57-X. In English. Stapled softcover. iv+41 pages, 59 colour photos, 2 colour maps,  7 b/w drawings, 3 b/w illustrations.



A Guide to the Pitcher Plantsof Peninsular Malaysia By Charles Clarke

This new and colorful book covers the 10 known species of Nepenthes found in West Malaysia, plus several interesting natural hybrids.

Paperback - 32 pages.Natural History Publications Borneo, Sdn. Bhd., Kota Kinabalu,

Sabah, Malaysia, 2002. ISBN 983-8120-61-8. In English. Stapled softcover. iv+32 pages


Borneo by Hugo Steiner

Its Mountains and Lowlands with their Pitcher Plants.Trekking from 1992 to 2002. Impressed by the beauty and elegance of the pitcher plants of thefamily Nepenthaceae, In this book the pitchers (and plants) of all Nepenthes species of Sabah and Sarawak, and some endemic Kalimantan species, are illustrated.The book will interest both scientists and naturalists as it endeavours to give a Simple approach to this family of plants from the tropical forests of Borneo.Publisher: Toihaan Publishing Company, Kota Kinabalu. First Published:  2002 No. of Pages: viii + 136 pp. Size: 18.5 x 25.5 cm (Hardcover ISBN: 983-40421-1-6

Growing Carnivorous Plants
- Barry A. Rice 

Cover - Hard cover
Print - 2006

Pages - 224 pages, filled with color photos
Comment - Barry, editor of the International Carnivorous Plant Society newsletter, has used his years of accumulated knowledge to produce this beautiful book, exploring new ground in many areas of the field

The Genus Utricularia
- Peter Taylor                                        
Text - English
Cover - Soft cover
Print - 1994 - 2nd print

Pages - 724 pages, 220 line drawings
Comment - It should be in the library of all serious carnivorous plant students and enthusiasts. If you can find a first print they are a real collectors item.


- Amazing World of the Carnivorous Plant
Insectivorous Plant Society
                                           Text - Japanese with English language comments at the back
Print - 2003

Pages - 159 pages, approximately 700 color photos of approximately 350 species, figures and maps
A photo album showcasing hundreds of photos taken by 23 photographers

Carnivorous Plants, A Wisley Handbook
- Paul Temple, Royal Horticultural Society                           
Text - English
Cover - Soft cover
Print - 1989

Pages - 64 pages, 40 color photos, 7 tables
Comment - A good little book for beginners. Two different covers available.


Pitcher Plants Of The Americas
- Stewart McPherson
Text - English
Cover - Hard cover or Soft cover
Print - 2006

Pages - 320 pages, many colorful photos, maps and line drawings
Comment - An informative overview covering the natural history, conservation and horticulture of the 5 genera of pitcher plants that occur in North, Middle and South Africa.


Fleischfressende Pflanzen (Carnivorous Plants)
- Thomas Carow and Ruedi Furst           
Text - German
Cover - Soft cover
Print - 2002

Pages - 72 pages, 2 b/w 25 color photos, drawings
Comment - Excellent booklet if you can read German.


 The Carnivorous Plants
- B. E. Juniper, R. J. Robins and D. M. Joel

Autographed by Danny Joel                                               
Text - English
Cover - Hard cover
Print - 1989

Pages - 353 pages, 170 plates, b/w photos, b/w drawings, maps, 28 tables
Comment - This is not a book for the casual carnivorous plant collector but for a biochemist. It is the goal of all carnivorous plant book collectors to have this book in their collection. It is extremely rare and sought-after

The Curious World of Carnivorous Plants

A Comprehensive Guide to Their Biology and Cultivation

By Wilhelm Barthlott, Stefan Porembski, Rüdiger Seine, and Inge Theisen

Translated by Michael Ashdown Hardcover Pages:224 pp. 158 color and b/w illustrations, 2 maps

ISBN-13:9780881927924 ISBN-10:0881927929

Plants that trap and eat animals have inspired awe since before the days of Darwin. Lured into the danger zone by optical, tactile, and olfactory strategies, the prey succumb to ingenious traps and face their doom. But unlike plants that temporarily catch insects for pollination, the true carnivores go considerably further: they digest them for the nutrients they need to survive in extremely inhospitable sites on land and in water. This exquisite, thoroughly up-to-date book, copiously illustrated with closeup photography, provides the first comprehensive listing of some 630 known carnivorous plant species, described in fascinating detail, with identification history, physiology, ecology, and an extensive bibliography. It is an essential reference for hobbyist, naturalist, and collector alike.