The fanwort is classified in the plant kingdom, one of the five kingdoms including the protista kingdom, the monera kingdom, the fungi kingdom, and the animal kingdom. The classification is what group the fanwort is classified in and also is classifies based off its characteristics. In this case, the fanwort is classified in the the plant kingdom. The fanwort has another classification which is a morphological classification. The mass amount of possible classifications of aquatic plants are established upon morphology. The fanwort is classified as a Nymphaeid (which are types of plants that has roots on the bottom of water bodies and has leaves floating on the surface of the water). The scientific name for the fanwort is known as the cabomba, the name the fanwort is most referred to. The genus that the fanwort is apart of cabombaceae family which consists of two genera of aquatic species, one of those species being the fanwort/cabomba. The genus is the family/subfamily of the major subdivision in the classification of organisms. The fanwort's class is in fact the magnoliopsida. The magnoliopsida is an accurate botanical name for a class of flowering plants. The fanwort is a popular aquarium plant which is one of the reasons why it is and invasive species. We'll get to that later, though.