Author: Jan Scholten
English: Pitcher plant family.
Botany: plants with pitchers, elongated tube shaped leaves filled with water, with downward pointing hairs and waxy secretions to catch insects with nectar and digest them with enzymes or bacteria; nutrient-poor, acidic soil, bogs; rhizome.
Genera: Sarracenia, Darlingtonia, Heliamphora.
DD: Droseraceae, Nepenthaceae, Lentibuliariceae, Bromine.
Sarraceniaceae was previously included in Nepenthales. In the Apg3 classification it is included in Ericales.
In the Plant theory it is included in the Order Sarraceniales, n Order in Ericidae.