Carnivorous Plant Scientific Classification

Carnivorous Plant Scientific 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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