Bell, C. R. 1949. A cytotaxonomic study of the Sarra-ceniaceae of North America. Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society 65:137-66. This paper and the two that follow comprise a set of classic papers that present good descriptions, field and natural history notes, and several fine black and white photos.
-. 1952. Natural hybrids of the genus Sarracenia.
Journal of the Mitchell Society 6 8:55-80.
Bell, C. R., and Case, F. W. 1956. Natural hybrids in the genus Sarracenia, II: current notes on distribution. Journal of the Mitchell Society 72:142-52.
Case, F. W. 1956. Some Michigan records of Sarracenia purpurea forma heterophylla. Rhodora 58:203-7. A detailed account of the form of this species free of red pigment.
Jones, F. M. 1904. Pitcher-plant insects. Entomological News 15:14-17. This paper and the four that follow comprise a classic series describing various insects that themselves prey upon or live commensally with Sarracenia. There are excellent drawings and photos useful for identification, and the writing is clear and interesting — models for some of today's scientist-authors!
-. 1907. Pitcher-plant insects —II. Entomological
-. 1908. Pitcher-plant insects —III. Entomological News 19:150-56.
-. 1920. Another pitcher-plant insect. Entomological News 31:90-94.
-. 1921. Pitcher plants and their moths. Natural
McDaniel, S. 1971. The genus Sarracenia. Bulletin of the Tall Timbers Research Station (Tallahassee, Florida) 9:1-36. Does not offer anything more than the Bell, and Bell and Case papers above, but it is all in one place. Some taxonomic discrepancies, but good descriptions, range maps, and a fine set of line drawings of all species.
Mandossian, A. J. 1965. Plant associates of Sarracenia purpurea in acid and alkaline habitats. Michigan Botanist 4:107-14. This paper and the two that follow form an interesting and informative series detailing the author's studies in Michigan bogs.
-. 1966. Variations in the leaf of Sarracenia purpurea. Michigan Botanist 5:26-35.
-. 1966. Germination of seeds in Sarracenia purpurea. Michigan Botanist 5:67-79.
Plummer, G. L. 1963. Soils of the pitcher plant habitats in the Georgia coastal plain. Ecology 44:727-34. Soil structure and analyses of southeastern Sarracenia habitats.
Plummer, G. L., and Jackson, T. H. 1963. Bacterial activities within the sarcophagus of the insectivorous plant, Sarracenia flava. American Midland Naturalist 69:462-69. More study certainly needs to be done in this area of pitcher plant physiology and intra-pitcher ecology.
Plummer, G. L., and Kethley, J. B. 1964. Foliar absorption of amino acids, peptides and other nutrients by the pitcher plant, Sarracenia flava. Botanical Gazette 125:245-60. First reported use of modern methods for following absorption and transfer using radioisotopes.
Wherry, E. T. 1929. Acidity relations of the Sarra-
cenias. Journal of the Washington Academy of Science 19:379-90. In this paper the author first describes the jonesii pitcher plants of the Carolina mountains as a species. Contains interesting information on soil pH studies with respect to Sarracenia.
-. 1972. Notes on Sarracenia subspecies. Casta-
nea 37:146-47. After years of controversy, this paper contains the author's decision to consider Sarracenia jonesii a subspecies of S. rubra. See also Bell (1949) and McDaniel (1971).
-. 1933. The geographic relations of Sarracenia purpurea. Bartonia (15): l- 8. In this paper, Wherry makes his first presentation of the concept of two purpurea subspecies. See Wherry (1972) for his updated thoughts.
Walcott, M. V. 1935. Illustrations of the North American pitcher plants. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution. A limited edition folio of water color prints of all the species, long out of print but available in many libraries; a collector's item. Actually, the prints are limited because of the material selected for illustration, but they are beautifully executed. This volume is more important for the descriptive notes by Edgar T. Wherry and for a fine summary section (with bibliography) on insect associates by Frank Morton Jones.
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