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Carnivorous Plant Classification

There is no one correct classification system agreed upon by botanists. Even the names given to groups can vary among them. The organization used below is offered as one possibility and serves as a guide. For simplicity only the more common vascular plants are included here, even though there are carnivorous fungi. Four specific examples are given: a carnivorous bromeliad, Brocchinia reducta; Venus Flytrap, Dionaea muscipula; Intermediate Sundew, Drosera intermedia; and the Yellow Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia flava.

Kingdom: Plantae (Plants)
Subkingdom: Embryophyta
Division: Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Subdivision: Spermatophyta (Seed Plants)
Class: Angiosperms (Flowering Plants)
Subclass: Monocotyledons (Monocots)
Order: Bromeliales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Genus: Brocchinia
Species: reducta
Subclass: Dicotyledons (Dicots)
Order: Nepenthales
Family: Droseraceae
Genus: Dionaea
Species: muscipula
Genus: Drosera
Species: intermedia
Order: Sarraceniale
Family: Sarraceniaceae
Genus: Sarracenia
Species: flava
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