The Plant List — A working list for all plant species

Acanthus

The genus Acanthus is in the family Acanthaceae in the major group Angiosperms (Flowering plants).

Statistics are at the end of the page.

Species in Acanthus

See "Status", "Confidence level", "Source" for definitions.

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied Infra. rec.
Acanthus arboreus Forssk. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Acanthus austromontanus Vollesen Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Acanthus boissieri Hausskn. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Acanthus carduaceus Griff. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Acanthus caudatus Lindau Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Acanthus dioscoridis L. Accepted L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23 3
Acanthus ebracteatus Vahl Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Acanthus eminens C.B.Clarke Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Acanthus flamandii De Wild. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Acanthus flexicaulis Bremek Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Acanthus gaed Lindau Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Acanthus greuterianus Snogerup, B.Snogerup & Strid Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Acanthus guineensis Heine & P.Taylor Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Acanthus hirsutus Boiss. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23 1
Acanthus hungaricus (Borbás) Baen. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Acanthus ilicifolius L. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Acanthus imbricatus Edgew. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Acanthus kulalensis Vollesen Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Acanthus latisepalus C.B.Clarke Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Acanthus leucostachyus Wall. ex Nees Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Acanthus longibracteatus Kurz Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Acanthus mayaccanus Büttner Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Acanthus mollis L. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Acanthus montanus (Nees) T.Anderson Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Acanthus polycotomus Chiov. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Acanthus polystachius Delile Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Acanthus ponticus Jordanov Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Acanthus pubescens (Oliv.) Engl. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Acanthus rubens Raf. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Acanthus sennii Chiov. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Acanthus seretii De Wild. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Acanthus spinosus L. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Acanthus ueleensis De Wild. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Acanthus ugandensis C.B.Clarke Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Acanthus villaeanus De Wild. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Acanthus volubilis Wall. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Acanthus xiamenensis R.T.Zhang Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23

Statistics

The Plant List includes 71 scientific plant names of species rank for the genus Acanthus. Of these 29 are accepted species names.

The Plant List includes a further 19 scientific plant names of infraspecific rank for the genus Acanthus. 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 species names for the genus Acanthus recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of binomial name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 29 40.8%
Synonym 34 47.9%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 8 11.3%

All names

The status of the 90 names (including infraspecific names) for the genus Acanthus recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of all name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 32 35.6%
Synonym 49 54.4%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 9 10.0%

Of the species names,

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

Confidence level Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Total
High confidence 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Medium confidence 28 32 0 0 60 84.5%
Low confidence 1 2 0 8 11 15.5%

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

Source of record Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Misapplied Total
Tropicos 0 0 0 1 0 1 1.4%
WCSP (in review) 29 34 0 7 0 70 98.6%