The Plant List — A working list for all plant species

Carissa

The genus Carissa is in the family Apocynaceae in the major group Angiosperms (Flowering plants).

Statistics are at the end of the page.

Species in Carissa

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

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied Infra. rec.
Carissa bispinosa (L.) Desf. ex Brenan Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Carissa boiviniana (Baill.) Leeuwenb. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Carissa carandas L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Carissa haematocarpa (Eckl.) A.DC. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Carissa macrocarpa (Eckl.) A.DC. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Carissa pichoniana Leeuwenb. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Carissa spinarum L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Carissa tetramera (Sacleux) Stapf Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23

Statistics

The Plant List includes 122 scientific plant names of species rank for the genus Carissa. Of these 8 are accepted species names.

The Plant List includes a further 31 scientific plant names of infraspecific rank for the genus Carissa. 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 122 species names for the genus Carissa recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of binomial name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 8 6.6%
Synonym 113 92.6%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 1 0.8%

All names

The status of the 153 names (including infraspecific names) for the genus Carissa recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of all name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 8 5.2%
Synonym 144 94.1%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 1 0.7%

Of the species names,

A further 2 name records indicate where names have been misapplied.

The confidence with which the status of the 122 species names recorded in The Plant List for the genus Carissa, are assigned as follows:

Confidence level Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Total
High confidence 7 90 0 0 97 79.5%
Medium confidence 0 6 0 0 6 4.9%
Low confidence 1 17 0 1 19 15.6%

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

Source of record Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Misapplied Total
Tropicos 0 4 0 0 0 4 3.3%
WCSP 8 107 0 0 2 115 94.3%
WCSP (in review) 0 2 0 1 0 3 2.5%