International Carnivorous Plant Society


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.

Carnivorous Plant Names Database is located at

Compendium of all published carnivorous plant names with notes on the validity of the names.

Visit CP Names Database

Carnivorous Plant Cultivars

Look up named CP cultivars and read their descriptions.

The Carnivorous Plant Photo Finder at is a useful resource.

The identity of each image is provided by the image owner. There is no guarantee the images are correctly identified.

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.


Seed Bank seed images can be used to verify identities.

Drosera Seed Images

CP Seed Images other than Drosera