The Plant List — A working list for all plant species

Euphorbiaceae

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

Statistics are at the bottom of the page.

Genera in Euphorbiaceae

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

Statistics

Species of Euphorbiaceae contained within The Plant List belong to 228 plant genera.

The Plant List includes 16,918 scientific plant names of species rank for the family Euphorbiaceae. Of these 6,547 are accepted species names.

The Plant List includes a further 4,634 scientific plant names of infraspecific rank for the family Euphorbiaceae. 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 16,918 species names for the family Euphorbiaceae recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of binomial name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 6,547 38.7%
Synonym 9,874 58.4%
Unplaced 8 0.0%
Unassessed 489 2.9%

All names

The status of the 21,552 names (including infraspecific names) for the family Euphorbiaceae recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of all name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 6,835 31.7%
Synonym 14,212 65.9%
Unplaced 8 0.0%
Unassessed 497 2.3%

Of the species names,

A further 5 name records indicate where names have been misapplied.

The confidence with which the status of the 16,918 species names recorded in The Plant List for the family Euphorbiaceae, are assigned as follows:

Confidence level Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Total
High confidence 6,502 9,561 0 0 16,063 94.9%
Medium confidence 41 209 0 0 250 1.5%
Low confidence 4 104 8 489 605 3.6%

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

Source of record Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Misapplied Total
TICA 0 0 0 12 0 12 0.1%
RJP 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0%
Tropicos 41 207 1 190 0 439 2.6%
WCSP 6,506 9,655 0 248 5 16,409 97.0%
WCSP (in review) 0 12 6 38 0 56 0.3%