The Plant List — A working list for all plant species

Dioscoreaceae

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

Statistics are at the bottom of the page.

Genera in Dioscoreaceae

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

Statistics

Species of Dioscoreaceae contained within The Plant List belong to 6 plant genera.

The Plant List includes 1,429 scientific plant names of species rank for the family Dioscoreaceae. Of these 653 are accepted species names.

The Plant List includes a further 400 scientific plant names of infraspecific rank for the family Dioscoreaceae. 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 1,429 species names for the family Dioscoreaceae recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of binomial name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 653 45.7%
Synonym 721 50.5%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 55 3.8%

All names

The status of the 1,829 names (including infraspecific names) for the family Dioscoreaceae recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of all name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 666 36.4%
Synonym 1,104 60.4%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 59 3.2%

Of the species names,

The confidence with which the status of the 1,429 species names recorded in The Plant List for the family Dioscoreaceae, are assigned as follows:

Confidence level Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Total
High confidence 646 685 0 0 1,331 93.1%
Medium confidence 7 36 0 0 43 3.0%
Low confidence 0 0 0 55 55 3.8%

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

Source of record Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Misapplied Total
Tropicos 7 35 0 28 0 70 4.9%
WCSP 646 685 0 23 0 1,354 94.8%
WCSP (in review) 0 1 0 4 0 5 0.3%