The Plant List — A working list for all plant species

Orchidaceae

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

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Genera in Orchidaceae

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

Statistics

Species of Orchidaceae contained within The Plant List belong to 899 plant genera.

The Plant List includes 71,391 scientific plant names of species rank for the family Orchidaceae. Of these 27,801 are accepted species names.

The Plant List includes a further 9,455 scientific plant names of infraspecific rank for the family Orchidaceae. 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 71,391 species names for the family Orchidaceae recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of binomial name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 27,801 38.9%
Synonym 39,992 56.0%
Unplaced 3 0.0%
Unassessed 3,595 5.0%

All names

The status of the 80,846 names (including infraspecific names) for the family Orchidaceae recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of all name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 28,349 35.1%
Synonym 48,836 60.4%
Unplaced 3 0.0%
Unassessed 3,658 4.5%

Of the species names,

A further 21 name records indicate where names have been misapplied.

The confidence with which the status of the 71,391 species names recorded in The Plant List for the family Orchidaceae, are assigned as follows:

Confidence level Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Total
High confidence 27,541 37,934 0 0 65,475 91.7%
Medium confidence 245 1,633 0 0 1,878 2.6%
Low confidence 15 425 3 3,595 4,038 5.7%

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

Source of record Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Misapplied Total
IPNI 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0%
TICA 1 0 0 112 0 113 0.2%
Tropicos 253 1,657 1 1,454 0 3,365 4.7%
WCSP 27,547 38,335 0 2,012 21 67,894 95.1%
WCSP (in review) 0 0 2 16 0 18 0.0%