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A brief lesson in carnivorous plant taxonomy

By |2018-10-18T17:18:45-07:00March 27th, 2017|Classification, History|

What's in a name? If it's a plant name, quite a lot, actually. Plant taxonomy, including carnivorous plant taxonomy, is the science that 1. identifies plant characteristics, 2. classifies those characteristics, and ultimately 3. describes them via a name. Frequently, Latin is used to describe unique characteristics as a way to differentiate species. The result is a name that doesn't [...]

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