The Plant List — A working list for all plant species

Caryophyllaceae

The family Caryophyllaceae is in the major group Angiosperms (Flowering plants).

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Genera in Caryophyllaceae

A list of all accepted and unassessed names in Caryophyllaceae is available in CSV format (Unicode UTF-8 encoding).

Statistics

Species of Caryophyllaceae contained within The Plant List belong to 91 plant genera.

The Plant List includes 10,639 scientific plant names of species rank for the family Caryophyllaceae. Of these 2,456 are accepted species names.

The Plant List includes a further 2,563 scientific plant names of infraspecific rank for the family Caryophyllaceae. We do not intend The Plant List to be complete for names of infraspecific rank. These are primarily included because names of species rank are synonyms of accepted infraspecific names.

Species names

The status of the 10,639 species names for the family Caryophyllaceae recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of binomial name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 2,456 23.1%
Synonym 3,928 36.9%
Unplaced 8 0.1%
Unassessed 4,247 39.9%

All names

The status of the 13,202 names (including infraspecific names) for the family Caryophyllaceae recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of all name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 2,866 21.7%
Synonym 5,990 45.4%
Unplaced 8 0.1%
Unassessed 4,338 32.9%

Of the species names,

A further 8 name records indicate where names have been misapplied.

The confidence with which the status of the 10,639 species names recorded in The Plant List for the family Caryophyllaceae, are assigned as follows:

Confidence level Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Total
High confidence 0 1 0 0 1 0.0%
Medium confidence 2,363 3,512 0 0 5,875 55.2%
Low confidence 93 415 8 4,247 4,763 44.8%

The source of the species name records found in The Plant List for the family Caryophyllaceae is as follows:

Source of record Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Misapplied Total
TICA 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.0%
Tropicos 628 793 1 102 0 1,524 14.3%
WCSP 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0%
WCSP (in review) 1,828 3,134 5 4,145 8 9,112 85.6%