Asclepiadaceen" (IG Ascleps) -
English: "Interest Group Asclepiadaceae" - was formed in 1999 in Germany.
It is an unincorporated association and acts
unselfishly, it does not, in the first line, pursue economic objects for its
own. At present the IG Ascleps has about 100
The aim of the IG Ascleps is to bring together anyone interested in growing and studying members of the plant family
Asclepiadaceae, to promote the conservation of the often endangered plants as well as to increase available knowledge about all aspects of their
cultivation, naming, etc.
Become a Member!
Membership of the IG Ascleps is open to anyone interested in Asclepiads and
provides the following privileges:
receive the IG Ascleps' newsletter
times a year (the language used is German). It contains on 20 pages much information about Asclepiads. Articles vary from
aspects of cultivation, desription of plants, to more detailed problems of
plant identification and ecology. As many species as possible are illustrated
by means of coloured photographs.
As a contribution to the maintenance and expansion of species in cultivation,
the IG Ascleps organizes a seed bank. Members are obliged to obtain seed by
ordering from the annual seed
list to a reduced price.
annual meeting in Berg/Opf.
in September provides opportunities to meet fellow
enthusiasts and to exchange experiences and plants.
The IG Ascleps has produced a set of
CD-ROMs containing about 2,300
pictures of a wide variety of Asclepiad families, which make an invaluble
reference collection. These are available to members at a special price.
How to join the Interest
Apply to the address below or
fill in our membership application form
(pdf-file) and send it to:
Fischbrunner Weg 28
membership fee for a calendar year is EUR 12.00 and is payable in advance.
Members joining during the year receive all issues of the newsletter published
during the year of joining.
20 280 44 09
IBAN (InterBankAccNr.) DE75 7606 1482 0102 8044 09
BLZ 760 614 82
If you want more information, please contact the Secretary
of the IG Ascleps.