Taxonomy is a formal system of assigning names to organisms. Nature is messy and people can disagree. The dramas of taxonomy can provide endless amusement.
Drosera indica Species Complex
There are at least 11 species in the Drosera indica species complex. Who knew?
Drosera peltata Species Complex
Why is it that our view of the Drosera peltata species complex keeps changing and may continue to change?
Drosera spatulata Species Complex
This species complex is in desperate need of an in-depth study.
Guide to the Pygmy Drosera
Descriptions and photos of all pygmy Drosera species.
An account of Drosera section Lasiocephala
Descriptions and photos of all wooly Drosera species and some unnamed taxa.
An account of Nepenthes of Vietnam
Descriptions and photos of the Nepenthes species found in Vietnam.
An account of Drosera section Prolifera
Descriptions and photos of the Four Sisters of Queensland, Australia.
An account of the antennae-flowered Utricularia
Descriptions and photos of the antennae-flowered Utricularia of northern Australia.
Carnivorous Plant Names Database is located at cpnames.carnivorousplants.org
Compendium of all published carnivorous plant names with notes on the validity of the names.
Carnivorous plant species and cultivars published in CPN
Species described in CPN Cultivars described in CPN
The Carnivorous Plant Photo Finder at cpphotofinder.com is a useful resource.
The identity of each image is provided by the image owner. There is no guarantee the images are correctly identified.
Seed Bank seed images can be used to verify identities.
Drosera Seed Images
CP Seed Images other than Drosera
Carnivorous Plant taxonomy and why we should care
Aurélien Bour, botanist & scientific curator at Jardin des plantes de Nantes, Nantes, Pays de la Loire, France, explains about plant naming conventions.